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Premium Quality Green Cardamom Pods from Guatemala

Used in both savory and sweet recipes green cardamom pod are a superstar in the cooking world. Most famously cardamom is heavily consumed in India and the Middle East. Cardamom's use in food also continues to grow in both the US and Europe due to its unique flavor profile. Like Arabica coffee, green cardamom plants thrive in mountainous regions, so Guatemala is a significant exporter of both products. However, despite cardamom thriving in this country, Guatemalans do not use this spice. 
Cardamom Origins: Where does green cardamom come from?
The differences between green cardamom and black cardamom pods
How to use green cardamom in cooking

Green cardamom pods are actually part of ginger family. Elettaria cardamomum as these pods are often called are one of the worlds oldest spices. Most cardamom pods are cultivated in countries like Southern India, Sri Lanka, and Guatemala. These pods bring a citrusy, intense flavor to any dish. Each pod is a combination of a triangular outer shell containing seed clusters arranged in a spindle shape, containing small seeds with a brownish, grey, blue hue. These seeds can be removed and ground to powder, or the pod can be used whole. 


Green cardamom pods have a flowery, citrusy flavor and can be ground to use in coffee, rice, and poultry. Some cooks prefer to lightly roast the pods before adding them to a dish, but they are just as tasty in their original dried form. When stored in a tightly sealed container, green cardamom pods will last for years or longer. Cardamom is the third most expensive spice in the world next to saffron and vanilla beans. It is a staple in the Middle Eastern and Scandinavian diet, but has become a popular ingredient worldwide due to it diverse use in sweet and savory cooking.  Buy bulk green cardamom online at Slofoodgroup spice shop. 

The difference between green cardamom and black cardamom is quite apparent given the name but aside from the color both green and black cardamom are different in many ways including appearance, aroma and use. 


There are two primary varieties of cardamom—black and green. Green cardamom pods have a powerful aroma and flavor and are smaller than black cardamom pods. Though it's one of the most expensive spices, you can typically buy green cardamom in your local stores in small glass jars in the spice section of a supermarket. Black cardamom pods are cheaper than green cardamom pods but aren't as popular. They usually are larger in size, more fibrous and have a dark and smoky flavor. Additional cardamom pod types include the yellow and white sub-varieties. 


The flavor of cardamom: Cardamom shares similar characteristics to the ginger and turmeric species, of which it is a family member. Despite this connection, the cardamom flavor is unlike either of these spices. 


Green cardamom has a uniquely strong flavor and aroma. Strong notes of citrus and menthol are the most predominate. Some people describe it as having a taste that is similar to menthol, pine, or even fruits. Green cardamom pods are used whole, crushed or even just the seeds. 


Black cardamom on the other hand has a flavor similar to camphor with smoky undertones. Black cardamom further emits a cooling effect like that of mint. While you can use the green cardamom as whole pods or seeds, only the black cardamom seeds are suitable for cooking. The taste of both these cardamom varieties is quite intense so use them sparingly in cooking to avoid an unpleasant and overwhelming flavor.


Don't have cardamom spice in the kitchen cupboard? No problem! You can substitute this distinctively flavored spice with either nutmeg or cinnamon in many recipes.


Even though green cardamom pods have an unusual flavor, they add a delicious nuance to most dishes in the kitchen. You can use cardamom in sweet and savory dishes and add it to beverages.


If you haven’t yet tried green cardamom pods in your food, here are several tips for experimentation:

  • Add whole green cardamom pods to meat or poultry dishes
  • Crush the cardamom pods and add this spice to improve the taste of the rice
  • Include this spice in a vegetarian curry with chickpeas as the hero ingredient
  • Indulge in a delicious kulfi which is an Asian ice cream dish, but add ground green cardamom pods and pistachio nuts
  • Because cardamom is one of the core spices in chai mixes, it perfectly complements many beverages such as tea, coffee and even sweet treats. You can make your own masala chai or latte chai or even enhance the flavor of your next cup of coffee
  • Another use for green cardamom is adding it to vegetable dishes like potatoes or sweet potatoes

Essentially, you can buy green cardamom pods to flavor any food. So permit yourself to play with this spice. Also, when buying green cardamom pods, look past the price as you only need a small amount to flavor your food, making them last a long time. Slofoodgroup Green cardamom pods are freshly harvested in Guatemala and prepared ready for use in all your favorite recipes 

Frequently Asked Questions

Cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice are all great substitutes for green cardamom pods.
Yes. Depending on the recipe, you may need to crack open the cardamom pod to expose the seeds. You can use a pestle and mortar or a grinding machine to do this.
Yes, green cardamom pods are perfectly safe to eat. Both the pods and seeds are edible, and some describe the taste as similar to menthol, pine, or fruits.
Whole cardamom pods will last 2-3 years before losing flavor. Ground cardamom seeds have a shelf life of 1-2 years.
Keep the green cardamom pods in a tightly sealed container in a cool, dark place to extend their life.?
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I love it it’s great in my smoothie , cereal, food and it makes the taste of the food soooo! Good . So please get your Cardamom it’s good also it makes a great tea too. So buy it it is good. You will not regret it. Angele

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