Buy Cardamom (Green)
Cardamom (Green) Cooking Notes:
Flavour: Warm Sweetness, Lemon, Floral, Mint, Pepper
Usage: Use the spice directly, no need to grind.
Optional tip: Peel off skin with your fingers, use only the black seeds inside.
Cuisine Indian, Sri Lankan, African, French, Italian
Food Pairings Curries, tea, custards, ice cream, sweet drinks, fish, soups, sauces, risotto, spice mixes, barbeques
Serving size: 0.4g (1 pod) to 0.8g (2 pods)
Cardamom (Green) Technical Notes:
Origin: Sub-Himalayas, India
Quality: Jumbo, 8-9MM+
Appearance: Jumbo sized average 8-9mm per pod. Approximately 25 pods per 10 grams. Green pods.
Industry Knowledge: Sold in a range of qualities throughout India, Sri Lanka and Madagascar, Cardamom is one of the most sought after spices for its luxuriously complex flavour profile. Of all varieties, the Green Himalayan Cardamom sold at Regency contains an immense amount of seeds, each providing the authentic wave of flavour traditionally found in Cardamom before it was mass produced. A single set of seeds is enough to provide a wave of long-lasting warm flavour. Regency Cardamom pods are able to attain this level of flavour as they are cured immediately after picking, evident from their natural vivid green colour. The cultivation region is also highly precise for obtaining such a high quality. Our large green cardamom is cultivated in the Sub-Himalayan region of North Eastern India, Nepal and Bhutan. It is grown in cold humid conditions under shade of trees at an altitude between 800-2000 meters above sea level, with an average precipitation of 3000-3500 mm spread over about 200 days and temperatures ranging from 6-30 degree C.
Due to its strong flavour, it's a spice that should be used in moderation however, it has a multitude of uses such as in teas, desserts, curries, soups and exotic sauces. Cardamom is particularly delicious when used in combination with Saffron, and can also be used on it's own. Owing to it's fresh taste and smell, Cardamom is also popularly used on its own as a mouth freshener in India.
Also known as: Elettaria cardamomum, ELAICHI, ELAKKAI, VELDODA. VELCHI, ELCHI, CARDAMOME, CARDAMUM, CARDAMOMO, इलायची, 荳蔻果實
Please note that our ingredients are 100% natural and processed using traditional methods. As a result there may be some visible imperfections. Our spices will have variations in size and colour due to factors such as the amount of sunlight they received when growing, or the amount of rainfall in a particular season. These differences in appearance are entirely normal, and are the result of not treating them with any chemicals, reducing unnecessary hand selection, and minimizing waste.
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