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Cardamom is a seed pod, known for centuries for its culinary and medicinal properties. Cardamom has a warm, eucalyptus-like flavor, with lemon undertones. use in curries, rice dishes, daal, desserts, and sweet drinks like lassis and ‘Payasams’. Pairs well with cinnamon and clovesSpiisry offers premium quality small cardamom directly sourced from the farmers and packed at the FSSAI registered facility of ICAR-IISR.

Cardamom | Elaichi | इलाइची | ഏലക്കായ്‌ | ஏலக்காய்

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Cardamom of commerce is the dried ripe fruit (capsules of cardamom plant) often referred as the
“Queen of Spices” because of its very pleasant aroma and taste. Cardamom is a perennial, herbaceous,
rhizomatous plant. Based on the nature of panicles, three varieties are recognized viz. Malabar with 
prostrate panicle, Mysore with erect panicle, and Vazhukka with semi erect panicle. Plants are of 
medium size (2 to 3 mtr height) with pubescent leaves (on the dorsal side) and fruits globose in the 
case of Malabar, whereas plant robust (3 to 4 mtr height) with leaves glabrous on both sides with 
ovoid capsules in the case of Mysore. Vazhukka variety is a mix of both the above in physical 

Indian cardamom is offered to the international markets in different grades: 'Alleppey Green Extra 
Bold' (AGEB), 'Alleppey Green Bold' (AGB) and 'Alleppey Green Superior' (AGS) are names that register
instant appeal worldwide. Cardamom oil is a precious ingredient in food preparations, perfumery, 
health foods medicines and beverages. India, a traditional exporter of cardamom to the Middle East 
countries where it goes mostly into the preparation of 'Gahwa' - a strong cardamom - coffee 
concoction without which no day is complete or no hospitality hearty for an Arab. Indian cardamom 
enjoys a premium preference in the Middle East, Japanese and Russians who relish it for its distinct 
enriching properties.


Cultivation of cardamom is mostly concentrated in the ever green forests of Western Ghats in South 
India. Besides India, cardamom is grown as a commercial crop in Guatemala and on small scale in 
Tanzania, Sri Lanka, El Salvador, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, Honduras, and Papua & New 
Guinea. The optimum altitudinal range on growing cardamom is 600 to 1500 mtr above MsL. The cardamom
growing regions of South India lies within 8 - 30 degree N latitudes and 75-78 degree longitudes.


The major use is for the preparation of ‘gahwa’ – a strong cardamom coffee concoction which is a 
symbol for hospitality among Arabs. Apart from this cardamom is widely used as a flavouring material
in whole and ground form. In Asia, it can add a lingering sparkle to every kind of dishes both 
traditional and modern. In Scandinavian countries it is used in baked goods and confectionaries. In 
Europe and North America it is an ingredient in curry powder and in some sausages products. Cardamom 
oil and oleoresin has applications in flavouring processed foods, cordials, and liquors and in 
perfumery and in Ayurvedic medicines.


Hindi : Chhoti elaichi Bengali : Chhoti elachi Gujarati : Elaychi Kannada : Yelakki Kashmiri : 
Aalbuduaal Malayalam : Elakkaya Marathi : Velchil Oriya : Alaichi Punjabi : Elaychi Sanskrit : Ela 
Tamil : Yelakkai or Elakkai Telugu : Yealak-Kayulu or Elakkayi Urdu : Ilaychi


Spanish : Cardamomo French : Cardamome German : Kardamom Swedish : Kardemumma Arabic : Hal Dutch : 
Kardemom Italian : Cardamomo Portuguese : Cardamomo Russian : Kardamon Japanese : Karudamon 
Chinese : Pai-tou-k'ou

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