Orion cooking is known for its hot spices, which are said to induce tears. (TNG novel: Behind Enemy Lines) Some spices are aphrodisiacs, or are classed as illegal drugs.
- It is possible that the following references all relate to the same spice, or are related to demma or mandisa.
Xiqai is an aphrodisiac spice. (DS9 novel: Bajor: Fragments and Omens)
There is a drug-spice trade out of Orion. (TOS novel: The Galactic Whirlpool)
Illegally traded spices can be obtained through the black market from the Orions. They go well with chicken. (TOS novel: The Great Starship Race)