Green Cardamom Pods

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Green cardamom pods originate from plants that are indigenous to the southeastern parts of Asia and India. Over time, this delicate spice made its way to the West but is often still underutilized in cooking. However, cooking with unfamiliar spices is the ideal way to sample global flavors. Using the green cardamom pod in cooking is also an excellent reason to access your sense of adventure by trying something new. 

But what are green cardamom pods, what do they taste like, and are there any substitutes? Here’s where you can learn about this uniquely flavored spice and how to add flavor to simple meals. Green cardamom grows lusciously in higher altitudes, so it is a popular crop in the mountainous regions of Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Laos, and India. However, this crop has long been grown in Guatemala since being brought to this country by the Germans in the early twentieth century.

Cardamom Origins 

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 much.
 

What are green cardamom pods?

Green cardamom pods are made from various plants in the ginger family. 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 anywhere from eight to 16 seeds with a brownish 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 a year or longer. Cardamom is one of the most expensive and prized spices in the world next to saffron. It is a staple in the Middle Eastern and Scandinavian diet, but has become a popular ingredient worldwide. 
 

Differences between green and black cardamom pods

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 find green cardamom in your local stores. Black cardamom pods are cheaper than green cardamom pods but aren't as popular. They usually are larger in size 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. Some people describe it as having a taste that is similar to menthol, pine, or fruits.  Likewise, black cardamom 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 acid flavor.

 

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

 

Uses in cooking 
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. 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. Green cardamom pods are freshly harvested in Guatemala and prepared ready for use. 


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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06/25/2022
MAHASEWAR P.
United States

my spice purchase

Spices are of high quality.Check out was fast and simple.Also,shipping was very fast.Great product at great prices.I will highly recommend your website for spice purchase.

KB
06/06/2022
kurt b.
United States United States

cardamom pods

have not yet used them but they look and smell amazing

MR
05/11/2022
michael r.
United States United States

expanded order

I have placed multiple orders and the results are always the same. Excellent (product and service). On this particular order, I had a question that was quickly answered.

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02/25/2022
Christopher W.
United States United States

Initial order with slofoodgroup, and I was impressed with the quality

I made an initial order for green cardamom pods and some whole mace. The green cardamom pods were VERY fresh. Most of the time when you buy whole spices at the Indian or Asian stores they are dry and the essential oils have long since disappeared. And the oils are a large part of what gives a spice it’s flavor and aroma. Well I was impressed with the freshness and quality of these cardamom pods. The moment I opened the package the aroma was right in my face. Just a wonderful fresh aroma with a hint of citrus. The color was a nice rich green. Often light and pale with store bought cardamom, at least by the time the consumer gets it. The essential oils were in full parade in these cardamom pods. You could tell they were fresh. They’ve made an impact in my spices mixes. It really takes spice mixes to the next level when you can source fresh, rich whole spices full of essential oils like you can from slofoodgroup. I’m very happy with my order and will absolutely continue buying from them. I suggest you give them a try as well I believe you’ll be happy you did.

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02/21/2022
Alexander K.
United States United States

Green Cardamom Pods

Exceptional aroma and taste, top quality. I would buy again and again.

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