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Black Cardamom

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Black cardamom is also known as Nepal cardamom comes from species Amomum Subulatum in the family Zingiberaceae. It is native to the eastern Himalayas. The largest producer of the black cardamom is Nepal, India, China, Vietnam, and Bhutan.


Black cardamoms are very popular spice in India and other Asian Cuisine. It is derived from the seed pods of the perennial flowering plant. They are 4 to 6 times bigger in size of the common small green cardamom. It also has different taste and flavor of the green cardamom. It has a distinctly more astringent aroma, though not bitter, with coolness similar to mint. It gives a smoky flavor to several dishes.


Store it in an airtight jar in a cool and dry place, in order to retain the aroma. It will remain useful for a year in dry conditions


Black cardamoms are used as a spice in Indian & Gulf region. It is consumed as whole pod or seeds in raw or fried. Black Cardamom is used as the main constituent of garam masala. It is used for preparing dal, soups, hearty meats, chowders, casseroles, tandoors, and vegetable dishes. It is also found in beverages, sweets like rice pudding, tea, and even coffee.

Health Benefits:

There are many Health’s Benefits mentioned below,

  • Treat Oral Problem
  • Cure Urinary Problem
  • Anti- Carcinogenic Properties
  • Help Detoxification
  • Antiseptic Properties
  • Anti- Bacterial Properties
  • Cure Respiratory Problem
  • Improve Indigestion
  • Cure Heart Problem
  • Controls Cholesterol Levels
  • Prevent Osteoporosis
  • Relieves Muscles Pains
  • Control Diabetes

Nutritional Value of Black Cardamom:

Nutritional Value of Black Cardamom contains per 100gms is mentioned below:

Energy                               311 kcal

Carbohydrates                   68.5g

Fiber           28 g

Fat                                        6.7 g

Protein                                 10.8 g


Vitamin A                           0.00 IU

Thiamine (B1)                    0.2mg

Riboflavin (B2)                  0.2 mg

Niacin (B3)                        1.1 mg

Vitamin B6                         0.2 mg

Folate (B9)                         10 mcg

Vitamin C                           21 mg

Vitamin K                          0.0 mcg

Choline                               0.0 mg

Betaine                               0.0 mg


Calcium                             383 mg

Iron                                    14.0 mg

Magnesium                       229 mg

Manganese                        28 mg

Copper                              0.4 mg

Phosphorus                       178 mg

Potassium                         1119 mg

Sodium                             18 mg

Selenium                          0.0 mcg

Zinc                                  7.5 mg

Fluoride                            0.0 mg



Size: 2.5 to 3 cm

Skin: thick, dried, wrinkled skin

Flavor: Sweet and smoky flavor



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