|Latin Name:||Elettaria cardamomum|
Cardamom powder is an extraordinarily aromatic spice. Elettaria cardamomum is often added to coffee, used in baking, or as an ingredient for curry dishes. Ground cardamom has a complex flavor that features spicy, citrusy, and herbal notes.
A member of the Zingiberaceae family, the sweetly aromatic cardamom is the fruit of a tropical plant related to ginger, and is one of the world's most expensive spices, after saffron and vanilla. Growing cardamom is extremely labor intensive. The tall plants, grown on plantations in Guatemala or India, flower for eight or nine months of the year. Each pod, or capsule, ripens slowly, and must be plucked when it is three-quarters ripe.
In India Cardamom was known as the "Queen of spices" to black pepper's title as the "King of spices". Also, in India during the 11th century, it was listed as one of the ingredients in the "Five fragrance betel chew" in the Book of Splendour. Cardamom oil is used to flavor pharmaceuticals, and as a fragrance in soaps, detergents, perfumes and other body care products. Our cardamom powder is milled from dried hulled seeds for ease of use in culinary dishes, infusions, and extracts.
No known precautions. We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
BULK PRICING: Price is per 10 g. To save on packaging, our herbs and spices are sold in bulk and will arrive to you in a labelled paper bag. Now you may order as much or as little as you'd like!