is a spice made from the seeds of several plants in the genera Elettaria and Amomu
m in the family Zingiberaceae.
It is the world’s third-most expensive spice, surpassed in price per weight only by vanilla and saffron
Available packaged in sealed bags to maintain flavour and aroma
Net Weight 1 LB / 0,454 Kg.
It is a common ingredient in Indian cooking and is often used in baking in the Nordic countries, in particular in Sweden and Finland, where it is used in traditional treats such as Finnish sweet bread pulla and in the Scandinavian Christmas bread Julekake. In the Middle East, green cardamom powder is used as a spice for sweet dishes, as well as traditional flavouring in coffee and tea. Cardamom is used to a wide extent in savoury dishes. In some Middle Eastern countries, coffee and cardamom are often ground in a wooden mortar
In Asia both types of cardamom are widely used in both sweet and savory dishes, particularly in the south. Both are frequent components in spice mixes, such as Indian and Nepali masalas and Thai curry pastes. Green cardamom is often used in traditional Indian sweets and in masala chai (spiced tea). Both are also often used as a garnish in basmati rice and other dishes. Individual seeds are sometimes chewed and used in much the same way as chewing gum. It is even used by confectionery giant Wrigley; its Eclipse Breeze Exotic Mint packaging indicates it contains “cardamom to neutralize the toughest breath odors”. It is also included in gin and herbal teas.
Amount Per 100 grams
Calories 311 % Daily Value* Total Fat 7 g 10% Saturated fat 0.7 g 3% Polyunsaturated fat 0.4 g Monounsaturated fat 0.9 g Cholesterol 0 mg 0% Sodium 18 mg 0% Potassium 1,119 mg 31% Total Carbohydrate 68 g 22% Dietary fiber 28 g 112% Protein 11 g 22% Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 35% Calcium 38% Iron 77% Vitamin D 0% Vitamin B-6 10% Vitamin B-12 0% Magnesium 57% *Per cent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.