A perennial bush of the ginger family, Cardamom is called the “queen of spices”. Cardamom is one of the most valued spices in the world and placed second only to black pepper, which is considered the “king of spices”. It gives a warm feeling in the mouth. The seeds of cardamom contain a volatile oil.
Cardamom is essential in a wide range of Indian dishes. It is also vital to the flavor of many Indian sweetmeats and desserts. Scandinavian cuisine also uses cardamom extensively.
Store in a cool, dry place.