Organic Cardamom Powder:
Botanical Name: Elettaria cardamomum
Organic cardamom powder is one of the heroes of any cook's spice rack. The spice derives from the pod of the cardamom plant, Elettaria cardamomum, a member of the ginger family native to Southern India. Manufacturers mill the dried, hulled pod seeds to produce ground cardamom, an aromatic spice with citrusy, herbal, and spicy notes. It imparts its uniquely comforting warmth to various foods and beverages, including bread and cookies, coffee and teas, and curry and meat dishes. Cardamom's culinary fans sometimes combine it with cinnamon and cloves for an exotic, moreish effect.
Cooks often use cardamom spice in traditional fruit-based Christmas cakes in Great Britain, ground meat dishes in Norway, and baked goods in Sweden. In the United States, cardamom is perhaps best known as a flavoring for chai tea, coffee, or biscotti. As you can tell, it's a versatile spice beloved around the world, especially in the Middle East and Scandinavia.
- Add a dash of cardamom powder to cake or cookie batter to add aromatic richness
- Sprinkle ground cardamom on your morning coffee or tea as a spicy pick-me-up
- Add the powder to lattes, milkshakes, protein shakes, or smoothies for natural warmth
- Mix cardamom spice with sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle on buttered toast or English muffins at breakfast.
USDA Organic Regulations 7 CFR Part 205 and the Provisions of Chapter 18 of the Texas Agriculture Code. Certificate Number: 0847519.