ORGANIC CARDAMOM PODS, green, ripe
Botanical Name: Elettaria cardamomum
Production: Cardamom is the fruit of a tropical plant and is one of the world's most expensive spices, after saffron and vanilla, because the production is very long and labor intensive.
The tall plants flower for eight or nine months of the year. The pods ripen slowly and are picked when they are three-quarters ripe. After picking they are washed and dried. The seeds inside the pod are the actual spice.
Qualities: Cardamom has a strong, complex flavor with a very aromatic, resinous fragrance. It is the spice that gives chai tea its unique taste.
Common Use: Cardamom has many uses in cooking and baking as well as in teas and tinctures.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry, dark place in a sealed container.
Safety: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
Disclaimer: This information is for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the CFIA or FDA. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This product has been packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and other potential allergens.