Organic Cardamom Seeds - 100g
Cardamom is the third most expensive spice in the world (behind vanilla and saffron). Fortunately, it only needs to be used sparingly to impart considerable flavour. Whole pods can be used in slow cooking and benefit from being bruised first with the side of a knife to release their flavour. Once removed from the pod, the flavoursome seeds lose some of their intensity, so try crushing to free the volatile oils. You can also use ground Cardamom which is ideal in baking. Used in both sweet and savoury cooking, such as in rice dishes and fruity desserts, Cardamom is also the star of Chai tea. Research also suggests a number of heath benefits including reduced blood pressure and improved digestion.