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Different types of Cardamom Seeds

In the spice world, cardamom is a well-known name, but when asked to explain its flavour, you could be stumped. This is due to the spice's rich flavour profile, which makes it suitable for both sweet and savoury foods. Cardamom, the world's third most costly spice (after saffron and vanilla), has established quite a name for itself, earning the moniker "The Queen of Spices." Learn how to use this valued spice in everything from Indian curries to Scandinavian bread.


Cardamom is a ginger-like pod spice that is often used in Indian cooking. Despite the fact that cardamom originated in southern India, Guatemala is now the world's leading producer.


There are different types of cardamom according to their applications available in the market. Find out different types of Cardamom Seeds below.


1. Green Cardamom



In India, green cardamom pods are the flavoured type of this spice. It is chosen.

when still juvenile and sun-dried to maintain its vibrant green hue cardamom (green).

Cardamom pods are more difficult to come by and more expensive than other types of cardamom, partly due to their superior ability to retain aroma and flavor for longer periods of time


How it is obtained Just before maturity, the fruits are harvested or clipped from the stems, washed, and dried in the sun or in a heated curing facility.


USES -

  1. Garnishing on Bakery items, Indian Sweets, and Deserts

  2. Cardamom Flavoured Drinks.

  3. Used in Indian cuisines as a masala.

  4. Used in Spice blends for Strong Cardamom flavor



2. Cardamom Seeds


Suman Exports Cardamom Seeds

The outer pod of cardamom fruit has been removed from the cardamom, leaving only the cardamom fruit, only the pure seeds are left.


How it is obtained 1. Hand-picked from the Cardamom Pods

2. De-Husked via Machinery to obtain seeds.






USES -

  1. Garnishing on Bakery items, Indian Sweets Desserts, and drinks.

  2. Used in Spice blends for Strong Cardamom flavor where the husk is not required.


3. Cardamom Joint Seeds


Suman Exports Cardamom Joint Seeds

The direct inner Black seeds from cardamom fruits without husk. Ideal

for herbal and medicinal use.


How it is obtained 1. Hand-picked from the Cardamom Pods

2. De-Husked via Machinery to obtain seeds.







USES -

  1. Garnishing on Bakery items, Indian Sweets Desserts and drinks.

  2. Used in Spice blends for Strong Cardamom flavor where the husk is not required.


4. Cardamom Husk



Cardamom Husk is the outer skin of green cardamom and is of green color. It carries the taste, flavor, and aroma of Green Cardamom.


How it is obtained 1. Hand-picked from the Cardamom Pods

2. Separated after De-Husked via Machinery to obtain seeds and husk.






USES -

  1. Cardamom husk is Used to get mild cardamom flavor in recipes.

  2. It is also boiled in a different types of oils to get the aroma of cardamom.



5. Cardamom Rejection Quality


Suman Exports Cardamom Rejection Quality

Cardamom rejection quality is the Cardamom pods left after cleaning in the sorting process. This type of cardamom seed is not good in colour and they are split open.


How it is obtained 1. Hand-picked from the Cardamom Pods

2. Separated after cleaning and sorting process.





USES -

  1. Rejected Cardamom is used in grounded spices for the cardamom flavour.

  2. Also used in gutkha and tobacco products.


6. Cardamom de-oiled seeds


Suman Exports Cardamom De-oiled Seeds Fruit Qualiity

This type of Cardamom seed is the oil extracted seeds that are left after the de-oiling process. Has little essential cardamom oil in it but contains a mild aroma and taste.


How it is obtained 1. Hand-picked from the Cardamom Pods

2. De-Husked via Machinery to obtain seeds.

3. De-oiled to extract the essential oil.









USES -

  1. Used as a cheap alternative to cardamom Seeds.

  2. Garnishing on Bakery items, Indian Sweets Deserts, and drinks for mild taste and aroma.

  3. Used in Spice blends for Strong Cardamom flavour where the husk is not required.


Cardamom Size

Cardamom's quality and price are defined by the size the pod and colour of the pod. Their aroma and taste are depending on the size of the pod. The good size of the pod, the more good the quality is.


Suman Exports Cardamom Sizes

How to Measure Cardamom Size -

Cardamom pod size is defined by the breadth of the pod. Measuring from the centre middle of the pod to define the width of the pod.


The available sizes of cardamom in the market are between 4-5mm, 5-6mm, 6-7mm, and 7-8 mm.

Suman Exports is a major exporter of all types of cardamom quality. We procure the highest quality cardamom straight from the farms of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Reach out to our team if you would like to place an order or would like to gain more knowledge on the same.






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