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Cardamom - Elettaria cardamomum (latin)

Areas of origin: South-East Asia
Adult Dimensions: Height up to 2 m
Foliage: Deciduous
Soil Type: Light, moist and humus rich
Hardiness: Tolerant to - 10°C
Exposure: Partial shade to full sun

Characteristics and uses:
Cardamom is an exotic herbaceous perennial plant, well appreciated for both its aspect and its aromatic qualities.
It is mostly used as a spice, as whole pods (seeds) or ground. It has a strong pungent flavor with hints of lemon and pepper. It is used in rice dishes, or in desserts such as gingerbread, or simply in hot beverages such as tea.
Apart from its use in cooking, the cardamom is also useful for its medicinal and digestive vertues.

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