Green Cardamom Pods have a strong, unique taste, with an intensely aromatic fragrance and a minty coolness. The oval-shaped pods are green, as suggested by their name, and are used in a variety of savoury and sweet dishes. Next to black pepper, cardamom is the most common spice in India. It is also one of the world's most ancient spices, often glorified as the Queen of Spices. It is an essential ingredient of Garam Masala.
The spice people carry cardamom in the form of these products; cardamom green pods whole, black whole cardamom and cardamom pods ground.
Cardamom has a strong, unique taste, with an intensely aromatic, resinous fragrance. Cardamom Green Pods are originally native to India and can be found in some of its neighbouring countries such as Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Nepal and Guatemala. They are triangular in cross-section and spindle-shaped, with a thin green outer shell and a small black seeds inside.
Cardamom green pods are highly valued and one of the more expensive spices by weight, but little is needed to impart flavor. It is used in both savoury and sweet dishes as well as a traditional flavouring for coffee and tea. Cardamom also has many medicinal purposes and helps the body eliminate waste through the kidneys. To gain maximum flavour from the pods, it is advised to open them slightly. To do this, firmly press down on each cardamom pod with the flat side of a sturdy chef's knife.
Cardamon has many health benefits. It stimulates the digestive system, reduces gas and counteract excess acidity in the stomach. It stimulates appetite and cures halitosis (bad breath).
For a better flavour bruise the pods and add them to your dish
Tea and coffee made with cardamom are pleasantly aromatic and refreshing
Add a little to your ground coffee before brewing, then sweeten and top with cream, to enjoy cardamom the Arabic way
Many pulaos, curries and hot dishes call for cardamom to be added whole, with the pod. It slowly infuses the dish with its essence and the shell disintegrates as it cools.
Western desserts like flans, rice pudding and porridge also use cardamom to intensify the flavour
Their flavour is quite pungent when their volatile oils are released, so only add 2-3 at a time
To make green cardamom powder, grind the whole cardamom in a mixer to a fine powder. Pass the ground powder through a sieve to remove the outer skin
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Country of Origin:
Guatemala and India
Other Names or Spelling:
Cardamom Seed, Cardamom Pods, Green Cardamom, Eletaria cardamomum
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Where can I buy cardamom pods?
You can easily find our Cardamom Green Pods Whole in the spices section at your nearest grocery store or simply order it online from our website.
2. How long do green cardamom pods last?
Cardamom pods can last for about 3 to 4 years if stored properly in an airtight jar.
3. What can I substitute for green cardamom pods?
You can use black cardamom, cinnamon and nutmeg as the best substitutes for green cardamom pods. Each option can be used as a standalone.
4. What is the difference between black and green cardamom pods?
Green Cardamom is a popular Scandinavian ingredient that gives a subtle flavour to sweet and savoury dishes. Black cardamom has a strong taste. It gives a strong smoky and menthol flavour to sweet dishes only.
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