Cardamom is an herb and cardamom seeds and oil extracted from the seeds are used in healthcare to manufacture drugs. Cardamom is also a popular choice for curries and savory dishes in Asian cuisine.
Cardamom is largely produced and exported by Guatemala India and Sri Lanka. The spice is also grown in Tanzania, El Salvador, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Papua New Guinea. The world production of cardamom is around 36,000 metric tons annually and Guatemala boasts about 60 percent of that share. Saudi Arabia and Kuwait are the leading importers of the spice.
European demand for cardamom is steadily growing. Important European markets for cardamom are the United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands and Scandinavia.
Cardamom is a spice that comes from the seeds, seed pods of various plants in the ginger family. The pods include a number of seeds, but the entire cardamom pod can be used uncut.
The green cardamoms are good demand in the market. Cardamom adds an extra flavor to tea, coffee, soft drinks and food globally.
Cardamom could be used as a by-product in making cardamom bread, cardamom essential oil, perfumery, health foods, medicines and beverages.