Spices

Cardamom

Spices

Cardamom

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Description

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NAME: Elettariacardamomum L.

FAMILY: Zingiberaceae

ORIGIN: Guatemala

APPEARENCE: the fruit is a green triple oval capsule containing up to 18 dark, hard pepper-sized seeds

TASTE: the taste is reminiscent of mint, citrus, pepper, clove and allspice

HEALING POWERS: rich in iron, magnesium, potassium, vitamin C, promotes digestion, reduces heartburn, stimulates circulation and reduces depression

PART OF PLANT: fruit

PROCESSING METHOD: The fruits are harvested just before ripeness, cleaned and dried in the sun or in a dehydrator

Fun fact

  • cardamom is one of the oldest and most expensive spices
  • extremely complex spice reminiscent of mint, citrus, pepper, clove and allspice at once

Usage

COOKERY:

  • traditionally used as a spice in Indian cuisine, in ice cream production, coffee, cakes and similar

CATERING/HOSPITALITY: 

  • spice for mulled/spiced wine, cocktails and other beverages
  • Arabian coffee is traditionally drunk with cardamom
  • complex spice - it is advised not to use it in combination with other complex spices
  • it goes well with hot spices like chili and ginger

Packing and storage

  • dark, dry place at room temperature
  • shelf life: 24 months

Cocktails ideal for this herb

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