: 20 BLACK CARDAMON Plant Seeds (AMOMUM subulatum) Grow Indoors or Outdoors!: Garden & Outdoor. Common Name: Greater Cardamom. Amomum subulatum. Drawing of the flowering plant. Photograph by: Roxburgh, W., Plants of the coast of Coromandel, vol. Larger or Greater Cardamom, Nepal Cardamom. Latin Name: Amomum subulatum Zingiberaceae. Sanskrit/Indian name: Aindri, Sthula ela, Brihatupakunchika.

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Sow indoors at any time. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. In the US and Great Britain subulaatum seeds are employed as an ingredient of curry powder and used as a flavourant in liqueurs, while in Russia, Sweden, Norway and parts of Germany they are largely used for flavouring cakes.

Amomum subulatum Roxb.

The plant needs moist soil in a warm environment with filtered sunlight. It includes several species of cardamom, especially black cardamom Amomum subulatum but also the green cardamom, Elettaria cardamomum.

Camphor is easily discernible in its odour. So, the next time you wonder why something is so expensive you can ask yourself, where does this come from …. In its native areas it grows to be a large plant with thick stocks and huge leaves. Retrieved from ” eubulatum Always store it in an airtight container. The pods are used as a spicein a similar manner to the green Indian cardamom pods, but with a different flavor.

In order to grow a cardamom in cooler locales, it should ammum planted in a container that is kept indoors. In areas prone to frosts they are cultivated as a container plant, grown indoors or kept in frost free greenhouse through the winter. Culinary Australian Bangladeshi Indian Pakistani.


Spice Pages: Black Cardamom (Amomum subulatum)

In traditional Chinese medicine, black cardamom is used for stomach disorders and malaria. Its smoky flavor and aroma derive from traditional methods of drying over open flames.

The seeds are contained in the pods in three double rows with about six seeds in each row.

The botanical species name subulatum derives from Latin subula awlreferring probably to the awl-shaped and pointed amomym. Chinese herbology Herbal tea Marination Spice rub.

The best soil in which to grow a cardamom is a rich soil that holds moisture as these plants like their roots to be constantly wet.

Amomum subulatum also known as Nepal cardamom and Amomum tsao-ko.

Unlike green cardamom, this spice is rarely used in sweet dishes. All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from October Articles with subulaatum microformats Articles containing Hindi-language text Articles with unsourced statements from December All accuracy disputes Articles with disputed statements from November You have no items in your shopping basket.

The pods xubulatum be left on the plant to dry or removed and placed on paper towels to dry more quickly.

The maomum should be thoroughly moistened after planting. Cardamom is a plant in subulatuj ginger family native to tropical regions. An ideal location for a cardamom plant is in a bathroom, where it will benefit from the warmth and high humidity. They need to be kept moist, but not soggy until germination. Transplant seedlings when they reach about 5cm 2in in height to containers and continue to transplant to successively larger containers as necessary.

This page was last edited on 19 Novemberat See also negro pepper for another example of a smoked spice. In combination with the seeds of melon, it is used as a diuretic for kidney stones.


In France and America the oil is also used in perfumery. It is the world’s third-most expensive spice, outstripped in price per weight only by saffron and vanilla. In traditional Chinese medicineblack cardamom is used for stomach disorders and malaria. JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. A cardamom plantation is begun be clearing a site leaving a few trees for shade.

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It has the synonym of Amomum aromaticum. Black cardamom can be used in rather liberal amounts, up to a few capsules per person. Apart from usage in Indian and Nepali cuisine, they are not much known, but have some regional importance in Central and Southern China.

Although the flavor differs from the smaller green cardamom, black cardamom is sometimes used by large-scale commercial bakers because of its low cost.

Selected Links Indian Spices: They can survive in slightly warmer temperatures, but they do not tolerate cooler environments. While a single cardamom plant won’t ever yield enough pods for a bountiful crop of the spice, the plant has an economic lifespan of 10 to 15 years, it makes an interesting conversation piece and a satisfying challenge for the adventurous gardener.

The rhizomes are planted among the trees sending up six to eight foot leafy shoots which give the plant a bushy appearance. In Western medicine it is merely a flavourant or other additive to medicines, typically those for indigestion and flatulence.