Our Organic Powdered Cardamom features the uniquely pungent properties and menthol-like flavor profile of cardamom pods, in a conveniently pre-ground, and ready to use powder. The complex fragrance and taste of this spice that can be difficult to pin down, but are often associated with a grapefruit-like, citrusy aroma and taste. The spice also features a subtle spiciness, often compared to a less sharp ginger. This exquisite combination of culinary traits, has made this spice highly desirable, and as a result, it is one of the most expensive spices in the world today. To ensure this all-natural cardamom packs the highest level of flavor and aromatic qualities, we direct source the pods, and minimally process them without the use of any harsh chemicals.
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. A German coffee planter, who had taken a liking to the pods unique culinary attributes, introduced cardamom to Central America just before WWI. Demand for the spice has been steadily increasing since the 1800's, with greater demand coming from China.
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.
Using at Home
The complexly delicious flavor profile of ground cardamom allows it to beautifully meld into a variety of both sweet and savory dishes--simultaneously acting to enhance the dish's natural flavors, while boasting it's own unique notes. Try the time honored favorite of adding a pinch to your next pot of coffee or tea, or mix into your next baked good to add a layer of spicy-like sweetness. While the versatility of the spice makes it hard to go wrong, one simple trick is to remember that it plays well with the flavors of ginger, cinnamon, and cloves--any dish that those spices will work in, cardamom will only make things better!
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All of our methods, are completely compatible with the full USDA Organic standard, while managing to meet - or surpass - strict FDA regulated safety standards. Our key technologies include: Steam Treated Spice, Steam Treated Spices.