Cardamom is highly aromatic and used ground or whole, in both sweet and savory recipes. It is warm, mildly bitter and citrusy. Cardamom is used in cuisines around the world. The whole pods can be used in recipes to give subtle seasoning to pots of rice and braised meat dishes, much like you a use bay leaf. The seeds can be removed and added to dishes in ground or whole form and more of their flavor will be extracted.


Cardamom shows off its flavors versatility from meats and curries and delicate desserts to beverages including tea, wine, and cordials. It contains a long list of volatile oils, many of which are antioxidants and are an exceptional source of vitamins and trace minerals. No wonder it is also referred to as the queen of spices.



Elettaria cardamomum






Dried Pods / Whole


Ground tisane teas and tea bags - Steep 2 to 5 minutes

Loose leaf tisane teas - Steep 3-5 minutes

Root and seed-based tisane teas - Steep 6-8 minutes

*Steep in newly boiling water (212ºF) to best release the health benefits.


Authentic Turkish Coffee Recipe

Cashew-Cardamom Chia Pudding

Elaichi kheer

Jicama, Radish, and Pickled Plum Salad

Poached Pears with Cardamom and Saffron

Cardamom Pods Whole

SKU: 1027
  • Specific: No known precautions.

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    For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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