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Cardamom Black Whole, Certified Organic - 1.4 oz

Certified USDA Organic Whole30 Approved GMO Free, Not made with bioengineered ingredients Non-irradiated Packed in Glass, Recyclable Sustainable Packaging

Organic Black Cardamom pods are dried over an open fire to create a smoky flavor and aroma with a slight kick. Well-suited for hearty stews, curries, and more.

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Organic Black Cardamom.

All About Organic Black Cardamom Pods

Organic black cardamom pods are a type of spice known for their strong, smoky flavor and rich aroma. These pods come from the seeds of the black cardamom plant, which is native to the Himalayan region. Unlike the more common green cardamom pods, these have a dark brown to black color and a larger size. They are often used in various cuisines around the world to add depth and complexity to dishes.

One of the distinctive characteristics of this spice is its intense smoky flavor, which sets it apart from other varieties of cardamom. This unique flavor comes from the traditional drying process, where the pods are dried over open flames. This process not only enhances the smokiness but also helps to preserve the pods naturally without the need for artificial additives or preservatives. As a result, this spice is favored by those seeking authentic and natural flavors in their cooking.

When using organic black cardamom pods in cooking, it's common to grind them before adding them to dishes. This releases their full flavor and aroma, which can range from earthy and slightly bitter to sweet and floral. They are often used in savory dishes such as curries, stews, and rice dishes, where their bold flavor can stand up to other spices and ingredients. Additionally, they are sometimes added to beverages like tea or coffee to impart a subtle smokiness and complexity to the drink.

At A Glance

Species: Amomum subulatum

Other names: hill cardamom, Bengal cardamom, greater cardamom, Indian cardamom, Nepal cardamom, winged cardamom, or brown cardamom

Appearance: Large, deep brown pods with a rough exterior

Typically used: As whole pods

Origin: Primarily grown in India and Nepal.

Flavor: These organic black cardamom pods are dried over an open fire which give it a nice smoky flavor and aroma. Beneath the smoky layer is a great menthol and minty aroma that adds that fun kick to your dishes. The cardamom spice is in the warming category meaning that it has a slight kick on the same level as black pepper, cloves and chiles.

Aroma: Smoky, barbecue

Culinary uses: If you’re looking to bring a new flavor into your kitchen, this spice is the perfect addition. Due to the smoky flavor of black cardamom, it is not used in desserts like green cardamom. The spice is best suited for long-cooked, hearty dishes, like meat stews, pairs well with lime juice, which helps to cut the strong flavor. Adding the cardamom herb to curries, stew, fish and more, provides a savory, flavorful taste. These seeds wonderfully compliment vegetables and Indian fare.

Other uses: The spice is commonly used in Indian, Chinese and Vietnamese dishes. It is also an ingredient in the warming spice mix, garam masala.


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Hi! I'm Sandeep.

I travel to India, Asia, South America, and Europe to bring you back some of the most pristine, pure, organic clean ingredients in the world. All the products you'll find here at Pure Indian Foods are ones that me and my family use personally.

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