The Making of the World’s Best Cardamom
There’s a lot that goes into making the world’s best cardamom. It all begins with where it is grown.
Kerala received the GI tag of Alleppey Green Cardamom. A geographical indication (GI) is a name or sign used on certain products which corresponds to a specific geographical location or origin (e.g., a town, region, or country). It confirms that “ indications which identify a good as originating in the territory of a member, or a region or a locality in that territory, where a given quality, reputation or characteristic of the good is essentially attributable to its geographic origin."
Alleppey Green Cardamom received Intellectual Property Rights Protection or Geographical Indication (GI) status in 2005. It has a unique quality. It is kiln dried and has superior sensory quality, uniform shade of green and a three cornered ribbed appearance.
Akbar is the authorized user of the GI tag, Alleppey Green Cardamom.
This is an assurance of the quality of the produce that you consume.
At the plantation itself, Emperor Akbar’s cardamom is hand-picked and separated by native experts whose skills have been passed down several generations – thus only the very best, fully-matured pods of a certain size are selected.
The graded pods are then immediately packed into patented Aroma-Lock packs to seal in the plantation freshness. This is important because the potency of cardamom depends on its aroma and flavour – both of which are locked into the oil within the seeds. When pods are kept exposed, this oil will gradually evaporate and lose its potency. The Aroma-Lock ensures this does not happen.
Each Aroma-Lock pack is then itself packed into special UV-coated cartons, lined with black paper insulation. This ensures that, even during transit, the contents are constantly shielded from nature’s elements.
The pack of Emperor Akbar Cardamom thus reaches you with as close to plantation freshness as possible sealed in. After which you don’t even need to transfer the contents to another container. So long as you seal the Aroma-Lock mechanism after every use, the aroma and flavour will remain locked in for years to come.