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Ground green cardamom

Ground green cardamom

Discover the Aromas of Ground Green Cardamom

Ground cardamom, originating from the Malabar Coast in India, is extracted from capsules containing small brown seeds. Known for its fresh notes of lemon and camphor, this seasoning has conquered the world. It adds an exquisite touch to game meats, rice, coffee ice creams, and pear tatins.

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How to Incorporate Ground Green Cardamom into Your Cooking?

Its subtle aroma and fresh notes enhance both sweet and savory dishes. Try incorporating it into meat marinades, curry sauces, pastries, or even in your morning coffee for an exotic touch.

Some Recipe Ideas for Cooking with Ground Green Cardamom

  • - Cardamom Chicken Curry: sauté chicken pieces with onions, garlic, ginger, and spices such as ground green cardamom, turmeric, and cumin. Then add coconut milk and simmer until the chicken is tender and the sauce thickens;
  • - Cardamom Pilaf Rice: cook basmati rice in water with a few pods of ground green cardamom to flavor the rice. Once cooked, remove the cardamom pods and serve the rice garnished with chopped fresh coriander;
  • - Cardamom Apple Pie: add a pinch of ground green cardamom to your apple pie filling before putting it into the crust. Cardamom will add a deliciously fragrant flavor to your traditional apple pie;
  • - Mango and Cardamom Lassi: in a blender, mix diced fresh mango with plain yogurt, honey, and a pinch of ground green cardamom. Add ice and blend until smooth and creamy. Serve chilled;
  • - Cardamom Chicken Tikka: prepare a marinade by mixing plain yogurt, lemon juice, ground green cardamom, paprika, cumin, ginger, garlic, and salt. Marinate chicken pieces in this mixture for a few hours, then grill or bake them. Serve with basmati rice and a mint yogurt sauce.

The Delights of Ground Green Cardamom

Ground green cardamom is characterized by its rich and complex aromas. It emits a lemony freshness, combined with slightly camphoraceous and spicy notes. In cuisine, it is appreciated for its ability to enhance flavors without overpowering them.

The Botanical Origins of Green Cardamom

Green cardamom comes from the rhizomatous plant Elettaria cardamomum, native to the Malabar Coast in India, its original birthplace. It was introduced to North America in the early 20th century. Its botanical species name, "elettaria," means "cardamom seed" in Tamil. It is closely related botanically to ginger, turmeric, and Ethiopian Kororima. Today, green cardamom is cultivated in various countries, including Guatemala, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Tanzania, Honduras, and Thailand.

The Journey of Green Cardamom

Originating from the tropical regions of India, green cardamom played a major role in commercial exchanges along the ancient Silk Roads. Renowned for its aromatic and therapeutic qualities, this spice found its place in traditional remedies, especially for relieving digestive disorders. It then spread to the kitchens of the Middle East, South Asia, and North Africa, imparting a distinctive touch to many dishes.

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Price/kg 145
Allergen Absence
Native country GUATEMALA
Genus and botanical species Elettaria cardamomum
Ingredients cardamom in powder
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