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Amomum subulatum, also known as Black cardamom, hill cardamom, Bengal cardamom, greater cardamom, Indian cardamom, Nepal cardamom, winged cardamom, big cardamon, or brown cardamom, is a perennial herbaceous plant in the family Zingiberaceae. Its seed pods have a strong, camphor-like flavour, with a smoky character derived from the method of drying. In Hindi it is called बड़ी इलाइची (baḍī ilāichī).

The pods are used as a spice, in a similar manner to the green Indian cardamom pods, but with a different flavour. Unlike green cardamom, this spice is rarely used in sweet dishes. Its smoky flavour and aroma derive from traditional methods of drying over open flames. It is also used for its medicinal properties.

  • Place of Origin: Kerala
  • Size: 15mm
  • Moisture: 10-12%
  • Admixture: 1% MAX
  • Foreign Matter: 1% MAX
  • Colour: Dark Brown / Black
  • Expiry: 2 years from date of packing