Cardamom is the dried fruit of a herbaceous perennial of Botanical name Elettaria cardamomum Maton. It is sweet in taste and highly aromatic. Indian cardamom is available in International market under the grades 'Alleppey Green Extra Bold' (AGEB), 'Alleppey Green Bold' (AGB), 'Alleppey Green Superior' (AGS). Cardamom is a precious ingredient in food preparations, bakery products and beverages. It is also used in the preparation of medicines as well as perfumes and cosmetics. India is an exporter to Middle East, Japan and Russia.