The plants, from the ginger family, have small seed pods with a thin outer shell and small black seeds. They are native to India and neighboring countries, which is the second largest exporter of the spice.

Guatemala, where the German coffee planter Oscar Majus Kloeffer introduced Indian cardamom before World War I, has become the biggest producer and exporter of cardamom in the world.

An average annual yield

  • Guatemala - 30,000 - 35,000 Metric Tons
  • India - around 15,000 Metric.

Saudi Arabia is the single largest importer of Cardamom in the world, followed by Kuwait.

The small pods hide a lot of health benefits

  • Aids digestion
  • Detoxifier and antioxidant
  • Oral health & breath freshener
  • Diuretic and anti-inflammatory properties
  • Combat depression and helps with cold and flu symptoms
  • Lowers blood pressure and is traditionally considered an aphrodisiac.

Have you tried a freshly brewed coffee with ground cardamom?

We highly recommend trying this combination.