Species: Ceylon Cardamom
Origin: Sri Lanka
Crop: June – January
Moisture: 12%

Popularly known as ‘Queen of Spices’ as opposed to Black Pepper hailed as ‘King of Spice’, Cardamom, sometimes spelled as cardamon or cardamom, is a spice made from the seeds of several plants in the genera Elettaria and Amomum in the family Zingiberaceae. Both genera are native to the Indian subcontinent and Indonesia. The cardamom plant is a perennial herbaceous plant with a pseudostem and thick irregularly shaped rhizomes. Dried fruit or cardamom pod is traded as a spice.

Cardamom pods are spindle-shaped and have a triangular cross-section. The pods contain several seeds, which are small and black, while the pods differ in color and size by species. Cardamom is generally available in the form of whole fruit as a primary product, in-ground form as secondary processed products, and extractions of oil and oleoresin as value-added products. Cardamom lands are generally termed spice forests. Sri Lankan Cardamom suppliers export light green cardamom variety (Elettaria cardamom), which is one of the most expensive spices by weight.

Due to the unique flavour of green cardamom cultivated in Sri Lanka, formed by the country’s unique terroir, green cardamom produced in Sri Lanka is known as Ceylon Cardamom.

Health Benefits of Ceylon Cardamom

The phenols and the flavonoids in cardamom have high antioxidant qualities, which prevents free radicals causing cell and DNA damage, a main cause of cancer in humans. Compounds in cardamom help to reduce the risk of cancer in two ways.

Research of controlled correlation has found that cardamom has the ability to reduce blood pressure through antioxidant activities and diuretic effects. Consumption of cardamom tea is believed to reduce high blood pressure and can help patients with high blood pressure to control their situation.

The Polyphenols and flavonoids in cardamom act as anti-inflammatory agents in reducing inflammation and a series of chronic diseases. Cardamom has been found to have a strong impact on disease in the digestive system, hypertension, coronary artery diseases and cardigan infections.

The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of cardamom help to improve oral health by controlling the bacteria that cause gum disease. It’s essence also helps to balance the pH levels in the mouth and prevents the formation of dental cavities.

Chewing cardamom seeds also helps to get rid of bad breath. Cineole, an active ingredient in cardamom, has strong antiseptic properties that reduce bacterial growth.

Available Grades of Ceylon Cardamom

Ceylon cardamom is available in two grades namely,

  • Sri Lanka Green Cardamom (LG)
  • Sri Lanka Light Green Cardamom (LLG)

We can find three types of Cardamom in Sri Lanka, and they’re categorized based on the shape of the inflorescence.

  1. 6mm
  2. 7mm
  3. 8mm
NoGradeColourDiameterWeight per LitterNotes
1BoldGreenish6mm415gmPopular export
2Super BoldMatured greenish8mm450gmSpecial, rare
3Extra BoldMatured greenish7mm435gmBest in market

For the retail customers

Ceylon Secret, Yakku, and Ceylon Geheiminis are our main food and spice brand names that are marketed worldwide. As well as we have enough capabilities to do private labeling according to your brand names as per your request. As well as we provide customized packings with different packing sizes, Weights, and materials as per your wish. we will provide,

  • Standard Proper labelled products as per customer request (including Bar code, Batch Number with tracking records)
  • Standard Expiry Dates and Manufacturing dates
  • Nutrition values Chart
  • Logos with USDA organic Certificate and Organic Certificate for EU

For the bulk customers

we will provide you with EXW/FOB/ CIF prices which include,
• USDA organic Certificate (for organic products only)
• GMP Certificate
• Certificate of origin county
• Microbiological test reports issued by Sri Lanka Industrial Development Board
• Fumigation certificate and Phytosanitary certificate issued from authorized mandatory.
• Local transport cost up to Colombo port and properly packed according to shipping conditions.
• Batch file which includes all data from cultivation to Final Packing. (if necessary)