Cardamom, which is considered to be one of the regal breed of spices derives its color from chlorophyll which is captured in its husk and gradually grows pale in color after reacting with light. The fragrance and flavour of cardamom is however, attributed to the oil which is contained in its seed and to a certain extent in its husk. This oil evaporates when exposed to air and direct sun rays. Therefore, the best technique of storing cardamom is in airtight containers in a cool and dry environment, isolated from air and direct sunlight. In order to retain the essence of the cardamom, Emperor Akbar Cardamom offers special nitrogen flushed packs for reducing the oil volatility and boosting shelf life.
“A sealed pack of Emperor Akbar Cardamom was opened after nearly two years by a consumer and the aroma was still fresh.”