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Cardamom has a strong, unique taste, with an intensely aromatic fragrance. Black cardamom has a distinctly more astringent aroma, though not bitter, with a coolness similar to mint.
Green cardamom is one of the most expensive spices by weight but little is needed to impart the flavor. Cardamom is best stored in pod form because once the seeds are exposed or ground they quickly lose their flavor.
However, high-quality ground cardamom is often more readily (and cheaply) available and is an acceptable substitute.
For recipes requiring whole cardamom pods, a generally accepted equivalent is 10 pods equals 1½ teaspoons of ground cardamom.
In the Middle East, green cardamom powder is used as a spice for sweet dishes as well as traditional flavouring in coffee and tea. The cardamom pods are ground together with coffee beans to produce a powdered mixture of the two, which is boiled with water to make coffee.
Cardamom is also used in some extent in savoury dishes.
Cardamom pods are usually found in the spices section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.
Cardamom pods are a member of the Spices and Herbs USDA nutritional food group.
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|British (UK) term:||Cardamom pods|
|en français:||gousses de cardamome|
|en español:||vainas de cardamomo|
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