Bulk Decorticated Cardamom Whole, Organic

Elettaria cardamomum
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[ 1812 ]Elettaria cardamomumORG

Decorticated Cardamom Whole, Organic

1/4 Pound:  $19.91 Pound:  $44.25 buy now  

Decorticated cardamom consists of the seeds of the fruit of Elettaria cardamomum, a tropical plant native to Southeastern Asia.

Cooks all over the world use cardamom seeds to lend a warm, citrus-like flavor to meats, stews, vegetables and baked goods.

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information at a glance

approximate cups to one pound3
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 usedseed
why buy organic decorticated cardamom seeds?Excellent flavor and scent.

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.
appearance & aromaSmall and granular with a spicy aroma.


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decorativeAdd to herbal displays for scent and textural interest.
culinaryUse to infuse flavor into hot or cold tea, coffee, vodka or gin.
aromaticInfuse the macerated seeds in oil or alcohol for use in perfumery.

flavor profile

organic, decorticated
cardamom seeds

Sweet and warm with a slightly bitter, citrus-like finish.

formulas & recipes

organic, decorticated
cardamom seeds

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what else you should know

organic, decorticated
cardamom seeds

Cardamom is native to India, but it also occurs naturally in Sri Lanka and is commercially cultivated there as well as in Vietnam, Thailand, Guatemala and Tanzania. Although cardamom is considered an ancient spice in Asia and the Middle East, it didn’t make its way to Europe until the mid-14th century.

Since the plant prefers to maintain “wet feet,” the successful cultivation of cardamom depends on daily rainfall and temperatures that remain above 72 degrees Fahrenheit at all times. It is possible to grow cardamom as an ornamental garden or greenhouse plant in temperate, frost-free regions of the United States (meaning zones 10 through 12) if given adequate shade and humidity.

Where it is grown commercially, however, cardamom is quite a labor-intensive crop. It takes three years before the plant produces seed pods, which must be harvested entirely by hand over several months before they fully ripen.

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