Cardamom is a small green color pod with black seeds having a pleasant aroma and taste. It is native to the moist evergreen forests in the Western Ghats in India. Cardamom is the third costliest spice in the world after Vanilla and Saffron. This spice is commonly used in Indian cuisine, but it has also made its way into Ayurvedic medicine as a treatment for mouth ulcers, digestive problems, and even depression. Some of the health benefits of this peppery, citrus spiceare now making their way into modern studies
Processing and Grading
At Matras Exporters, Cardamom procured from the farmers are carefully segregated and graded The crop should be cleaned before processing The first stage is to remove dust and dirt using a winnowing basket. After winnowing the capsules are washed in clean water. The stalks are removed from the cardamom capsules by hand.