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Product: Organic Cardamom Pods
Latin Name: Elettaria cardamomum
Plant Family: Zingiberaceae
Other Names: Green Cardamom, Small Cardamom, True Cardamom, Cardamomo, Cardamome, Kardamom, Karde-mumma, Hale, Habahaan, Cardamamus, Cardamone & Choti Elaichi.
Description: Cardamom is an aromatic, tropical, evergreen perennial herb, native to southern India and Sri Lanka that grows to a height of 2–5 metres. The leaves are alternate, linear-lanceolate, dark green on the upper surface, paler glaucous green on the underside and are 40–60cm in length with a pointed tip. The flowering stems are horizontal and creeping and produce 2-lipped flowers alternately along the stem which are yellowish-white to pale violet in colour with magenta markings on the upper petal. The ovoid, triangular fruits are yellowish-green in colour and 1–2cm in length, and contain 12-15 small black seeds.
Interesting Fact: Did you know that cardamom water is used as a gargle by Indian housewives at the first signs of a cold? The spice contains antiseptic and anaesthetic properties making it useful for easing sore throats. The spice is also added to coffee in the middle east to enhance the flavour and to help to decrease the affect that caffeine can have on the body. Cardamom contains Vitamin C and some of the B-complex vitamins including riboflavin and niacin and minerals including calcium, iron, manganese, magnesium and potassium.
Ingredients: Dried whole pods of organic Elettaria cardamomum
Shelf life of two years provided that goods are stored in an airtight container in ambient conditions.
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