Cardamom, which is also called “the queen of spices” is one of the most consumed spices worldwide after black pepper, and is also one of the most expensive spice crops, coming in third after saffron and vanilla. Green cardamom pods can be used both as a cooking spice or for brewing teas, adding their unique essence, with hints of lemon and coriander, to both sweet and savory recipes. Green cardamom is an ingredient in many Indian curries and a primary ingredient in masala chai, and is also especially popular in Scandinavian baked goods, the spice ranks higher than cinnamon for usage in the region’s cuisine. It is also frequently used in sausage making throughout Europe and the United States. Green cardamom pods come in a papery shell that wraps around the seeds and help preserve the aromatic properties of the spice. To use green cardamom pods, crack them gently and then infuse in chai teas, stews, curries, or milk, removing the pods prior to serving (you can put the pods in a tea infuser to make the process quicker). Naturally vegan and gluten-free, USDA certified organic. Cultivated in the village of Nimla Jakok, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala.
0.5 ounce net weight.