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Cardamom pods

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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.

Cardamom pods

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.

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Naturevibe Botanicals Organic Black Cardamom Pods Whole, 3.5 ounces (100g) | Non-GMO and Gluten Free | Indian Spice

Naturevibe Botanicals Organic Black Cardamom Pods Whole, 3.5 ounces (100g) | Non-GMO and Gluten Free | Indian Spice

by Naturevibe Botanicals

Black cardamom is a small herb with strong aromatic fragrances and can be availed in two varieties - 'black cardamom' and 'green cardamom'. Black cardamom or hill cardamom is the most popular species among these two. It is widely used in cooking for its unique taste and powerful flavor. The oil extracted from the seeds of the herb is known as one of the most effective essential oils and is widely used in aromatherapy. From helping your health to making your hair shiny, there are a number of ways this spice can be used. In some cultures, it's common to freshen your breath by eating entire cardamom pods after a meal.

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Frontier Co-op Cardamom Pods, Green Whole, Certified Organic, Kosher, Non-Irradiated | 1 lb. Bulk Bag | Elettaria cardamomum (L.) Maton

Frontier Co-op Cardamom Pods, Green Whole, Certified Organic, Kosher, Non-Irradiated | 1 lb. Bulk Bag | Elettaria cardamomum (L.) Maton

by Frontier Co-op

Botanical Name: Elettaria cardamomum (L.) Maton Certified Organic 1 pound bulk bag (16 ounces)

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Spicy World Green Cardamom Pods, 3.5 Ounce

Spicy World Green Cardamom Pods, 3.5 Ounce

by Spicy World

Spicy World Premium Green Cardamom (Cardamon) is an extra fancy, jumbo high quality cardamom. PURE, FRESH, and AROMATIC - we bring only the highest quality, Grade A top level crop of cardamom available. There are many grades - this is the best! Cardamom is an all natural spice that is used for sweetening dishes, as well as adding flavor to coffee and tea. Cardamom is also used in traditional Indian and Middle Eastern cooking, Scandinavian baking, and more. Try it in Masala Chai for a unique flavor

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Cardamom Pods Whole Organic - 2 oz

Cardamom Pods Whole Organic - 2 oz

by Starwest Botanicals

CARDAMOM PODS WHL ORG 2 OZ

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Starwest Botanicals Organic Decorticated Cardamom Seeds, 1 Pound Bulk Spice

Starwest Botanicals Organic Decorticated Cardamom Seeds, 1 Pound Bulk Spice

by Starwest Botanicals

Latin/Botanical Name: Elettaria cardamomum. Common Names: Bastard cardamom, cardamon, Malabar cardamom Origin: Guatemala Certified Organic by QAI - In accordance with the USDA National Organic Program Guidelines Kosher Certified by Kosher Certification Services cGMP Compliant (current Good Manufacturing Practices)

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Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 tbsp, ground (5g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 15Calories from Fat 3
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.3g 1%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 3.4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 6%
Sugars ~
Protein 0.5g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 2% Iron 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Cardamom pods are usually found in the spices section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Cardamom pods are a member of the Spices and Herbs USDA nutritional food group.

How much do cardamom pods weigh?

measure grams
1 tbsp, ground 5
1 tsp, ground 2

In Chinese:豆蔻荚
British (UK) term: Cardamom pods
en français:gousses de cardamome
en español:vainas de cardamomo

Recipes using cardamom pods

There are 100 recipes that contain this ingredient.

Andy's Murgh Kurma (Chicken Curry)
Beet Raita
Biryani Rice Recipe
Carrot Puree Cake
Chana aur Sarson ka Saag Biryani (Basmati Rice & Curry Casserole)
Creamy Roasted Parsnip Soup
Garam Masala Lamb Kebabs
Holiday Cherry and Rum Biscotti
Kashmiri Meatballs (Kashmiri Koftas)
Lamb Rogan Josh
Masala Coffee (Spiced Coffee)
Mixed Vegetables Jaipur Style (Sabji Jaipuri)

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