Elakka (Cardamom) : Naturally sourced green cardamom ( elaichi ) dried and packed from farms in Idukki.
What is Cardamom (Elachi or Elakai) and cardamom pod?
Cardamom varities - Green or True cardamom,Black or nepal cardamom
Cardamom (ˈkɑːdəməm/ˈkɑrdəməm/) (elakkay ഏലക്കായ്)) are the dried fruits of perennial herbs. An aromatic spice indigenous to south India and Sri Lanka.Sometimes called cardamon or Elachi or Elakai,are one the most expensive and highest priced spices after vanilla and saffron. Cardamom seeds have a pleasant aroma and a characteristic warm,slightly pungent taste.The word “cardamom” is derived from the Latin cardamomum
There are two kinds of cardamoms found in the spice world. The two main types of cardamom are True cardamom (green or small or when bleached, white cardamom) cardamom belongs to the genus Elettaria and is distributed from India to Malaysia.
Large cardamom,Nepal Cardamom or also known as the brown, greater, longer, or black cardamom belongs to the genus Amomum costatum and Amomum subulatum, which are distributed mainly in Asia and Australia.
Both forms of cardamom are used as flavorings and cooking spices in both food and drink, and as a medicine.Green cardamom is used as a spice, a masticatory, and in medicine