Whole Green Cardamom Pods is the common name for Elletaria cardamomum. Cardamom pods are seeds from several plants.
They stay freshest as a whole pod, which is why we sell them that way. They lose their freshness after being ground so we encourage you to grind a small amount at a time to get the best flavor possible.
For recipes calling for 1 ½ teaspoons of ground cardamom, use 10 whole pods as a guideline.
Used in many sweet and savory dishes cardamom has many uses. Try them in baked goods, soups or anything that you want to add a touch of wonderful cardamom flavor.
Cardamom is also associated with many health benefits. We encourage you to learn more about using cardamom for your health and as always consult a doctor about usage and dosages.