The seeds and seed pods of elettaria cardamom are sometimes called green cardamom in order to distinguish it from the closely related black cardamom. Native to southern India, it is now grown commercially in sri lanka, Tanzania, Vietnam, and Guatemala. It is used primarily in baked goods in Europe (especially Scandinavia), but in India, north Africa, and the middle east it is equally at home in savory preparations. Indians also use it to flavor ice cream (kulfi) and tea, and Arabs use it to flavor coffee. Buy the whole green pods when possible; the white pods are merely bleached versions of the green pods, and loose seeds lose their flavor quickly. It is also available in ground form which usually includes the hulls, so for best results, buy the whole pods and grind the seeds yourself.
Fresh and Quality Cardamom/Elaichi especially handpicked and carefully packed. Cardamoms are an exotic spice from India. Warm, fragrant and mysterious it has a unique and pleasant fragrance
- Fresh Spices is based in the main spice growing area in India, the Cardamom Hills of the Western Ghats mountain range in Kerala. Our products are grown in our estates and sourced from known farmers.
- Our Green Cardamom stock is always fresh, locally grown in the Cardamom Hills. Cardamom is graded by colour and size keeping the moisture content low. The deeper the green colour and the larger the capsule size, the higher the grade.
- Cardamom is a refreshing, detoxifying agent which also soothes the stomach. Cardamom is nutritious, apart from having medicinal value. And the next time you open up the home bar, try a spike of cardamom to your cocktails for an interesting drink.
- Cardamom should be stored in an airtight container in a dark, cool place, but not in a refrigerator. After a year, the pods will begin to lose their flavour.