Cardamom

Cardamom Exporter Kerala, India

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Bosorganics grows the spice in community-based farms in Kerala where the farmers follow methods and techniques approved by US Department of Agriculture to produce export quality cardamom. Some of the farmers have even obtained European Certification for organically grown food. The farmers are provided special training towards organic cultivation of cardamom, best harvest methods and other techniques needed to preserve cardamom. The harvested cardamom is collected directly from the farmers and exported overseas, protecting the value of both the farmers and the clients. We utilize our superior drying technology to ensure that the natural aroma of cardamom is preserved during export. Grading and sorting of the product are done by hand. This ensures the quality of the product going down to each pod. We pack and deliver the product as per the client specifications while ensuring fair trade and work ethics.
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Product Description

Cardamom is native to the south western Indian state of Kerala. The German coffee planter Oscar Majus Kloeffer introduced Indian cardamom (Kerala) to cultivation in Guatemala in the year of 1914 and today the country is the biggest producer and exporter of cardamom in the world.

India stands second to Guatemala in both production and export of cardamom. Cardamom is the world's third-most expensive spice, vanilla and saffron holding the first two positions. Cardamom, turmeric, and ginger belong to the same botanical family (Zingiberaceae).

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Considered one of the world’s oldest spice, the use of cardamom dates back to at least 4000 years. It was used in different parts of the world for its medicinal properties. Cardamom contains chemicals that can treat intestinal spasms, kill bacteria, reduce swelling and help the immune system.

It is also used for infections like common cold, cough, bronchitis, sore mouth and throat, urinary problems, epilepsy, headache, and high blood pressure. Cardamom is used as a spice in foods. It is also used in cosmetics like soaps, creams, and perfumes. Kerala being the home to the queen has all the prerequisites for the best quality production and export of cardamom. The cardamom pods are harvested at 30 to 40-day intervals. Harvesting at the correct stage of maturity is of at most importance to produce high-quality cardamom capsules. Fully ripe and mature fruits are only harvested. After harvesting, the freshly harvested capsules need to be cleaned from dirt. Cardamom can be cured by two methods. Sun drying and Conventional curing. As the name suggests, sun drying involves directly drying cardamom under sunlight. While the conventional method involves a masonry structure consisting of two apartments, a curing room, and a furnace room. The whole process of curing of cardamom capsules takes about 28 to 36 hours reducing the moisture from 80% to 8-12% at an optimum temperature and retaining green color to the maximum extent. In general, the quality of capsules cured by this method is very good. Community curing is cheap and less polluting.

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