Cardamom is a valuable spice that is obtained from the seeds of a perennial plant (Elettaria cardamomum). Cardamom originates from the coastal area of India. It is now grown in Guatemala, Tanzania, Sri Lanka, El Salvador, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. India is the main exporter of dried cardamom. After plucking Cardamom must be dried before they are packed.cardamom processing is one of the major part before they are packed for the customers.fresh cardamoms are washed in separate containers before processing.After being washed they are dumped into large dryers for procesing.In these dryers cardamom is maintained in different temperatures starting from 45 degree to a maximum of 80 degrees. This process is done inorder to remove the water content in the cardamom.This process takes almost 15 to 18 hours.After 18 hours they are taken out from the dryers and are transferred into another machine.This machine removes the dust from the cardamom.After removing the dust,they are packed for the customers.
CARDAMOM AND PEPPER DRYERS
After plucking pepper should also under go the drying process before packing.Pepper is dumped into large dryers for processing.They are maintained at different temperature ranges starting from 38 degree till 50 degrees. This process takes almost 3 to 5 hours.After the process they are packed for customers.