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Cardamom Powder is a very common spice in Asia especially in India. Its distinct deep and intense taste provides a soothing aromatic feeling in your favorite dishes. Cardamom is also famous as Elaichi.
What is Cardamom?
Cardamom is known as one of the most popular and commonly used spice in India and Pakistan where it is named as Elaichi. Cardamom is so popular and demanded all over the world that after Saffron and Vanilla, it has been known as world’s most expensive spice by weight. Cardamom or Cardamon is native to Nepal, India, Pakistan and Bhutan. Guatemala is the place which is known for world’s biggest exporter and producer of Cardamom followed by India. Now, many other countries like Sri Lanka has also started to produce Cardamom.
Cardamom are basically the seed pods which are very small in size with Spindle shaped, thin shell outside and small black seeds inside. Cardamom seed pods normally used has light green color and these are known as Elettaria pods or Choti/Sabaz Elaichi. On the other hand, larger and dark brown Seed pods are popular as Amomum pods or Badi Elaichi.
Cardamom or Elettaria Pods are used in powders form. These Seed pods are grounded in fine powder form which is then used as a flavoring agent in Indian and Pakistani cuisines.
Nutritional Facts of Cardamom:
Cardamom is full of natural extracts which gives amazing benefits to health. 100 grams of Cardamom has 311 calories with a major portion of Dietary Fibers. Additional to this, vitamin C with calcium and iron are also present in it in large quantity. Potassium, Magnesium and Vitamin B-6 are also present in it.
Culinary uses of Cardamom:
- Cardamom Seeds and Cardamom powder can be used in cuisines to add flavor and scent to make them more delicious and healthy. You can use it in powder form and can directly use whole cardamom in any kind of cuisines.
- Cardamom Powder is used in Ice creams, Milk specialties, Sweets and dessert.
- Amomum pods, Black cardamom or Badi Elaichi is commonly used in rice, meat stews, lentil curry and other savory dishes of Pakistan, India and Nepal.
- Cardamom can be used to make tea or to add flavor in tea and coffee.
- 3.5 OZ (99 Grams)
Country of Origin: Product of USA
Storage Instructions: To protect the freshness and taste of Cardamom powder, it is recommended to store Cardamom Powder in cool and dry place. Air tight container is best for storing it.