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CARDAMOM AB 23g.

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CARDAMOM AB 23g.

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Cardamom or cardamom or cocoon is a spice derived from the seeds of various plants of the genus Elettaria and Amomum in the family Zingiberaceae. Both genera are native to India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan and are recognized by the small seed pods, triangular in cross-section and spindle-shaped, with a thin paper outer shell and small black pits (inside them).

Guatemala, where German coffee producer Oscar Majus Kloeffer introduced Indian cardamom before World War I, has become the world's largest cardamom producer and exporter, followed by India. Some other countries, such as Sri Lanka, have also started cultivating it. Elettaria pods are pale green, while Amomum pods are larger and dark brown.

Cardamom is the third most expensive spice in the world, over-priced only by saffron and vanilla.