Organic Cardamom Decorticated
Our all-natural Organic Cardamom Decorticated differs from standard cardamom pods in that the outer shell has been removed leaving the inner seed and its potency intact. The seed can be easily ground into a flavorful and fragrant, ready-to-use spice for sweet and savory recipes.
Using at Home
Simply grind the seeds in a spice grinder just prior to using in your favorite sweet or savory recipes.
Add a pinch into your next baked good to infuse it with a delightfully spicy sweetness.
Add a little into your next pot of coffee or tea.
The zesty notes and mild spiciness contribute wonderfully to meat rubs and braises or as a simple way to spice up a pot of quinoa or rice.
Cardamom is widely used in traditional medicines.
It can be used to treat sores in the mouth, the teeth, and gums as well as soreness of the throat.
It has been used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat stomach issues, digestive issues, dysentery, and constipation.
It is believed to be useful for breaking up kidney and gall bladder stones as well.Benefits
Having the cardamom pods' outer shell removed allows the inner seeds to be easily ground into a flavorful and fragrant ready-to-use spice.
By keeping the seed intact until just prior to use the potency of the spice is preserved.
Its uniquely complex flavor profile features grapefruit-like citrus notes, a sharp fragrance with a less sharp ginger-like spiciness.
The cardamom plant is native to India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Indonesia, Pakistan, and Nepal; however, Guatemala is the largest producer of commercial cardamom today followed by India.
Demand for the spice has been steadily increasing since the 1800s, with greater demand coming from China.
A German coffee planter took a liking to the pods unique culinary attributes and introduced cardamom to Central America just before WWI.
The spice's sophisticated flavors and the ability to deliciously enhance both savory and sweet dishes have created a global demand making it one of the most expensive spices on the market today.
*Images are representations only, and may not be a direct reflection of the shipped product
Unless otherwise indicated, products are sold by weight and not by volume. Some products may appear "less full" due to a variety of factors such as the density of the spice, contents settling during shipment, etc.
Our inner safety seals are pressure sealed and it is normal when twisting off the cap that the seal may come off, come loose, and/or tear - so long as none of the contents spill out, the product is safe to consume.