Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum,(Grade A 8 Bolt)) 8 bolt is 8 mm grade.1st grade is large pods 8+ mm in size with a uniform green color.The cardamom 7 to 8 is the super grade cardamom and it is mainly used for home and commercial purposes. A very special variety. All capsules will be matured greenish. Cardamom apart from its medicinal qualities has a pleasing flavor and aroma that makes it a chief condiment for tea, cool drinks, confectionaries and sweetmeats, vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. At 750-1000 m above sea level, the wooded Western Ghats is the home of the cardamom. The hills of Idukki district, which is the main cultivator of the spice, are called Cardamom Hills.