Cardamom

Other Names:

Elletaria cardamomum

Description:

Cardamom normally refers to three types: green, white and black. The highly prized green cardamom is a green pod with dark-brown or black highly pungent seeds inside. White cardamom is bleached green cardamom and the seeds inside are black to light brown with a sharp, lighter refreshing flavor. Black cardamom (also known as brown cardamom), though related, is not true cardamon. It is produced from the plants of the Amomum and Aframomum genus. Chinese cardamom (Amomum globosum) is dark brown and rather hairy. Black cardamom from Ethopia (Aframomum korarima) is sold as a cheap substitute to green cardamom. These black cardamoms are distinctly camphorous. The pods themselves are inedible and all the flavor is in the seeds. But the seeds can lose its their flavor and aroma quickly so its recommended to buy cardamom whole and grind or crush seeds when needed. Cardamom is used to enhance both sweet and savory dishes. It is essential to many India spice mixes.

Origin:

Guatemala, India

 

Product

Name

Form

Size

Price

 

SHS1006-4

Cardamom

Whole Pods

1/2 cup (net wt. 1.5 oz.)

$10.00

SHS1072-4

Black Cardamom

Whole Pods

1/2 cup (net wt. 2.0 oz.)

$8.00

SHS1057-4

Cardamom

Ground

1/2 cup (net wt. 2.0 oz.)

$10.00

 

Recipes:

Chai Tea Mix