Ground Cardamom Pods have a strong, unique taste, with an intensely aromatic fragrance and a minty coolness. The powder is made from the oval-shaped green cardamom pods, 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 pods ground have a strong, unique taste, with an intensely aromatic, resinous fragrance. Cardamom was 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 is highly valued and one of the more expensive spices by weight, but little is needed to impart flavour. 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.Green Cardamom pods are ground to then be mixed seamlessly into Sauces and curries etc imparting strong flavour without the texture of the whole pod.
Cardamon has many health benefits. It stimulates the digestive system, reduces gas and counteract excess acidity in the stomach. It also stimulates appetite and cures halitosis (bad breath).
100% dried Ground Cardamom Pods
How to use:
Cardamom is used differently by different cultures
Use it to flavour coffee
Use it to flavour pastries, cakes, biscuits and fruit desserts
In Indian cuisine use it to flavour curries
Add in the beginning of cooking to release their volatile oils and impart their wonderful flavour
Cardamom is quite a strong flavour, so add 1/2tsp at a time and taste as you go
Country of origin:
Other names or spelling:
Cardamom Seed, Cardamom Pods, Green Cardamom, Eletaria cardamomum
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