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Spices & Herbs

INDIAN SPICES

CARDAMOM (ELAICHI)


GREEN CARDAMOM

BLACK CARDAMOM

DESCRIPTION


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.

Large Cardamom is a perennial herb with subterranean rhizomes and 50-140 aerial leafy shoots. Each shoot has height of 1.7 to 2.6 mtr and possess 9 to 13 leaves in each tiller. Leaves are glabrous on both sides with a prominent mid-rib. Inflorescence is a condensed spike with yellowish perianth. Each spike has 10-15 fruits. Fruit is round or oval shape, capsule with reddish brown colour. Each capsule is trilocular with many seeds.

H. S. Code : 09109100


GENERAL PARAMETERS
Parameters Value
Total ASH 8% Max.
Acid Insuluble ASH 1% Max.
Flavour Characteristics
Moisture 11% Max.
Salmonella Absent in 375 gms.

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