Cardamom, the Queen of All Spices, is often considered second to only saffron in value. It is one of the world's most ancient and prized spices. Our whole cardamom seeds come from Guatemala and are of the green cardamom variety.
Compared with black cardamom, green cardamom has a sweet floral flavor with hints of eucalyptus. It works well with both sweet and savory dishes. It has less menthol and smoky flavor than black cardamom. Green cardamom is popular in Indian food and in baked goods in many Nordic countries.
Cardamom seeds are the decorticated seeds of the cardamom pod. Cardamom pods are the dried fruit of the cardamom plant, which belongs in the same family as several kinds of ginger, turmeric, and a number of other valuable spices and medicinal plants.
Cardamom seeds provide complex floral notes of lemon, mint, and camphor. They are used to intensify both sweet and spicy flavors.
Cardamom is also commonly used for its medicinal properties to treat stomach and digestion issues.
Our cardamom seeds come from Guatemala, where it has been referred to as green gold. Today, Guatemala is the world's leading producer and exporter of cardamom, followed by Sri Lanka and India. Cardamom is one of the country's largest agricultural products.
The cardamom from Guatemala is Elettaria cardamomum, originating from India. It is a significant cash crop for smallholders in the country.
Our cardamom seeds are high quality and sourced from excellent producers in Guatemala.