Cardamom in Vietnamese cuisine

Cardamom is an umbrella term for several genuses under Zingiberaceae (ginger) family: Amomum, Elettaria, Wurfbainia, Lanxangia, Meistera or even Aframomum. Most of these genuses were previously classified in Amomum genus, however modern biologists re-classified into more genuses (like Wurfbainia, Lanxangia…). In Vietnam, cardamoms are generally called sa nhân in Vietnamese and considered as an ingredient

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