|Botanical Name||Amomum subulatum|
|Harvesting Season||August to December|
|Common Names||Ailum, Elaichi, Malabar Cardamums, Ebil, Kakelah Seghar, Capalaga, Gujalatti Elachi, Amomum Cardamomum, Alpina Cardamom, Matonia Cardamomum, Cardamomum Minus, Cardamomi Semina|
Cardamom is considered to be the ‘Queen’ of Spices. One of the most exotic and highly prized spices, Indian green cardamom or small cardamom has a history as old as human civilization. The dried fruit of herbaceous perennial, green cardamom is grown mainly in Kerala, Tamilnadu and Karnataka, on the shady slopes of the Western Ghats in India. Warm humid climate, loamy soil rich in organic matter, distributed rainfall and special cultivation and processing methods all combine to make Indian green cardamom truly unique in aroma, flavour, size and colour tempting parrot-green. It can be described as slightly sweet, floral, and spicy with citric elements. Large black cardamom or badi elaichi has a strong, unique taste, with an intensely aromatic fragrance.
Today it also grows in Sri Lanka, Nepal, Guatemala, Mexico, Thailand, Central America, Indo China and Tanzania. Whole Cardamom pods come from India while the decorticated seeds are imported from Guatemala. Indianlarge black cardamom is considered to be of premium quality.
Black Cardamom, is a pungent, aromatic herb first used around the eighth century, and is a native of India. It was probably imported into Europe aroundA.D.1214.
Black Cardamom, which is also called Grains of Paradise, is native to the East originating in the forests of the Western Ghats in southern India, where it grows wild. Black Cardamom plants grow wild in parts of the monsoon forests of the Western Ghats in southern India. This area has become to be known as the Cardamom Hills.
• Alleppey Green Extra Bold (AGEB)
• Alleppey Green Bold (AGB)
• Alleppey Green Superior
The essential oil in the seeds contain a-terpineol 45%, myrcene 27%, limonene 8%, menthone 6%, ß-phellandrene 3%, 1,8-cineol 2%, sabinene 2% and heptane 2%.
Appearance, Taste and Smell
Roughly 2.5 to 3 cm in length, Badi Elaichi pods are dark brown to black in color and have a tough, dried, wrinkly skin. They are highly aromatic but not as much as Green Caradmom.
Black Cardamom is dried over a smoke fire and therefore has a distinct smoky aroma. The seeds have sweetish, smoky flavor when bitten into.
Nutrition Facts Cardamom (Amount Per 100 grams)
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 7 g||10%|
|Total Carbohydrate 68 g||22%|
|Protein 11 g||22%|
*Per cent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Packaging: 5 KG Plastic bag x 4 bag further into Master Carton.
Container Load: 12 MT IN 20 FCL
(*Custom packaging can be provided on customer request or in special conditions.)
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