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Products & Standards
Grades

Bold: Popular Export Grade. 90% and above capsules will be having 6.5mm and above dia, matured and Greenish colour. Lt. Wt. will be 415 gms Yellow/Black/open cardamom removed

Super bold: A very special variety. All capsules will be matured greenish and having above 8 mm dia. Lt. Wt. will be more than 450 gm. Cannot see any yellow/ Black/ open cardamom

Extra bold: Best in the Export market. All capsules will be matured, greenish and having 7 mm and above dia. Lt. Wt. will be 435 gm. Yellow/Black/open cardamom will be removed

Bulk: This is the grade of cardamom produced as it is. This grade will contain all size, matured and immatured capsules, black, yellow and splited cardamom. This is to be graded

Small: Small size cardamom having size between 5.5mm and 6.5mm. Cleaned and removed dust, husk and black capsules. Lt. Wt. will be around 385 gms

Open / splits: More than 60% capsules will be in open condition and the colour may be partly greenish/pale yellow. All capsules will be matured and the size are 6.5mm and above

Seeds: Black / Brown colour seeds are the original content in every cardamom capsule. The husk was fully removed. Lt. Wt may be around 550 gm to 600 gm

Fruit: Fruits are generally over matured capsules with slight yellowish in colour and Lt. Wt. over 425 gm

Packing: Packing will be 20 kgs net in laminated white polypropelin bags or as per buyers' instruction

Product standards
US Government requirements & ASTA British standard
Moisture % <11.0 <13.0
Volatile oil % < 3.0 < 4.0
Extraneous matter (% by weight) 0.5
Mould (% by weight) 1.0
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