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Aframomum corrorima

Aframomum corrorima
Dried korarima fruits, in preparation for making berbere
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Zingiberales
Family: Zingiberaceae
Genus: Aframomum
Species: A. corrorima
Binomial name
Aframomum corrorima
(A.Braun) P.C.M.Jansen [1]

Aframomum corrorima is a species in the ginger family, Zingiberaceae. The spice, known as korarima, Ethiopian cardamom, or false cardamom,[1] is obtained from the plant's seeds (usually dried), and is extensively used in Ethiopian and Eritrean cuisine. It is an ingredient in berbere, mitmita, awaze, and other spice mixtures, and is also used to flavor coffee.[3] In Ethiopian herbal medicine, the seeds are used as a tonic, carminative, and laxative.[4]

The plant is native to Tanzania, western Ethiopia[1] (in the vicinity of Lake Tana and Gelemso), southwestern Sudan, western Uganda.[1] It is cultivated in both Ethiopia and Eritrea.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f  Aframomum corrorima was published in Spices, Condiments and Medicinal Plants in Ethiopia, Their Taxonomy and Agricultural Significance. (Agric. Res. Rep. 906 & Belmontia New Series) 12:10. 1981. The  
  2. ^  Amomum corrorima A.Braun, the basionym of Aframomum corrorima (A.Braun) P.C.M.Jansen, was originally described and published in Flora 31:95. 1848 GRIN. information from NPGS/GRIN"Amomum corrorima". Taxonomy for Plants. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland: USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Retrieved June 19, 2011. 
  3. ^ Bernard Roussel and François Verdeaux (April 6–10, 2003). "Natural patrimony and local communities in ethiopia: geographical advantages and limitations of a system of indications" (PDF). 29th Annual Spring Symposium of Centre for African Studies. Archived from the original on 2006-11-26. This Zingiberaceae, Aframomum corrorima (Braun) Jansen, is gathered in forests, and also grown in gardens. It is a basic spice in Ethiopia, used to flavor coffee and as an ingredient in various widely used condiments (berbere, mitmita, awaze, among others). 
  4. ^ Jansen, P.C.M. (2002). "Aframomum corrorima (Braun)". Archived from the original on 2008-11-20.  P.C.M. Jansen. Record from Protabase. Oyen, L.P.A. & Lemmens, R.H.M.J. (Editors). PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa / Ressources végétales de l’Afrique tropicale), Wageningen, the Netherlands.

External links

  • Ecocrop: Aframomum corrorima (FAO)

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