Korarima (Aframomum corrorima)



Korarima (Aframomum corrorima) is a species of plant in the ginger family Zingiberaceae. It is native to western Ethiopia, southwestern Sudan, western Uganda, and Tanzania. Korarima is also known as Ethiopian cardamom or false cardamom.

The seeds obtained from the plant is used extensively in Ethiopian and Eritrean cuisine. It is used as a spice ingredient in berbere, mitmita, and awaze spice mixtures. The seeds are also used as a tonic, carminative, laxative, and also to flavor coffee.

Korarima in a vessel for pulverizing and grinding.Korarima in a vessel for pulverizing and grinding.
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The dried fruits have been pulverized so that the seeds may be removed. The ground seed is used as an ingredient in berbere.The dried fruits have been pulverized so that the seeds may be removed. The ground seed is used as an ingredient in berbere.
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Whole fruits of korarima being dried under the sunWhole fruits of korarima being dried under the sun
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