Postharvest processing of large cardamom in the Eastern Himalaya: a review and recommendations for increasing the sustainability of a niche crop

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Singh, Angom Ingocha and Pothula, Anand Kumar. 2013. "Postharvest processing of large cardamom in the Eastern Himalaya: a review and recommendations for increasing the sustainability of a niche crop." Mountain Research and Development. 33 (4), pp. 453-462. https://doi.org/10.1659/MRD-JOURNAL-D-12-00069.1
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Postharvest processing of large cardamom in the Eastern Himalaya: a review and recommendations for increasing the sustainability of a niche crop

ERA Journal ID2027
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsSingh, Angom Ingocha (Author) and Pothula, Anand Kumar (Author)
Journal TitleMountain Research and Development
Journal Citation33 (4), pp. 453-462
Number of Pages10
Year2013
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
ISSN0276-4741
1994-7151
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1659/MRD-JOURNAL-D-12-00069.1
Web Address (URL)https://bioone.org/journals/mountain-research-and-development/volume-33/issue-4/MRD-JOURNAL-D-12-00069.1/Postharvest-Processing-of-Large-Cardamom-in-the-Eastern-Himalaya/10.1659/MRD-JOURNAL-D-12-00069.1.full
Abstract

The dried fruits of large cardamom (Amomum subulatum Roxb.), a high-value, low-volume spice crop grown only in the three eastern Himalayan countries, are widely used in foods, beverages, perfumes, and medicines. Production is currently declining, and improved postharvest management would be one way to help ensure the sustainability of this niche crop. The value chain for large cardamom consists largely of traditional practices; scientific improvements are needed in a number of postharvest steps, including marketing. This article reviews the crop's postharvest processing (with emphasis on curing, calyx cutting, packaging, and storage), quality issues, and trade patterns, and identifies research topics that could contribute to increasing its quality and value and thereby to protecting and promoting the livelihoods of several thousands of people in the value chain.

Keywordslarge cardamom, postharvest processing,quality, curing, grading, calyx cutting, trade.
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020409901. Agricultural engineering
Byline AffiliationsNorth Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology, India
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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