Bulk Green Cardamom Pods Whole

Elettaria cardamomum
Cardamom (green pods), whole image
[ 1017 ]Elettaria cardamomum

Green Cardamom Pods Whole

1/4 Pound:  $16.75 Pound:  $37.23 buy now  

Cardamom has such unique flavor and aroma that it's known as the Queen of Spices. More than half of the world's supply finds its way into Indian cuisine, with Scandinavia running a close second in consumption. Cardamom in the pod ensures freshness of the spice seeds inside.

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information at a glance

approximate cups to one pound5
active compoundsVolatile oil, fixed oil, salt of potassium, chlorophyll, starch, nitrogenous mucilage, ligneous fibre, an acrid resin, and ash. The volatile oil contains terpenes, terpineol and cineol and limonene.
plant part usedpods
why buy whole green cardamom pods?Whole green cardamom pods retain flavor longer than decorticated (shelled) or powdered seed.

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in a sealed container in a cool, dark place.
appearance & aromaGreen, oval-shaped pod housing an aromatic seed.


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decorativeAdd to floral displays for color contrast and scent.
culinaryInfuse in wine, gin or vodka. Add to tea and coffee blends. Whole cardamom pods can also be used to flavor steamed and braised foods.

flavor profile

whole, green
cardamom pods

Spicy and sweet. Pair with ginger, clove, allspice and other warm spices.

formulas & recipes

whole, green
cardamom pods

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what else you should know

whole, green
cardamom pods

Cardamom is a kitchen staple in India, where it is a featured flavor in many curries, pulse (bean) dishes and stews. It is also used as seasoning in savory rice dishes as well as in puddings and other sweet foods. Whole green cardamom is the main flavoring agent in masala chai, a spiced black tea that typically includes cinnamon, cloves and black peppercorns.

In the Middle East, cardamom is commonly used to flavor tea and coffee, most notably the black tea called kakakule that is served in Turkey. Aside from bold flavor and the ceremonial way in which it is prepared and served, Turkish culture dictates that an invitation to partake of kakakule is an offer that cannot be refused.

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