Green Cardamom Seeds, Cardamom elettaria
Cardamom elettaria is in the ginger family Zingiberaceae,(commonly called cardamom, green cardamom, or true cardamom) is found from India to Malaysia.
It is available in three forms, green pods, seed extracted from the green pods, and ground seeds.
We stock all three forms.
Cardamom has a strong, unique taste, with an intensely aromatic, flowery fragrance.
It is a common ingredient in Indian cooking, and is also used in baking in Nordic countries.
Green cardamom is one of the most expensive spices. In the Middle East, green cardamom powder is used as traditional flavoring in coffee and tea. In South Asia, green cardamom is often used in traditional Indian sweets, Masala chai (spiced tea),garam masala for curries , as a garnish in basmati rice, and medicinal purposes.
Individual seeds are sometimes chewed, in much the same way as chewing-gum; it is even used by Wrigley's ('Eclipse Breeze Exotic Mint') in which it states "with cardamom to neutralize the toughest breath odors".
It has also been known to be used for gin making.
The item purchased is the bag of Cardamom seeds in the photograph.
Green Cardamom Seeds, Cardamom elettaria listed in:
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