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Green Cardamom Pods 33g - Fairtrade Organic

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Cardamom Pods Green Fairtrade Organic 33g £3.00 Out of stock


, Indian
, Middle Eastern

, Fairtrade
, Vegan
, Sugar free
, Salt free

Green Cardamom Pods 33g - Fairtrade Organic

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Fairtrade Cardamom is a wonderful spice that is prized in Indian, Scandinavian and Middle Eastern cookery. Sweet, spicy, warm and aromatic, organic Fairtrade cardamom pods add that distinctive touch to curries, breads and more. Try Steenbergs organic Fairtrade cardamom pods in a strong milky tea, just like Indian chai or our favourite is in traditional Keralan rice pudding.  Steenbergs organic Fairtrade cardamom pods come from our Fairtrade spice growers at the Small Organic Farmers Association in Sri Lanka.

Cardamom is a tropical perennial plant that grows in the shade, often beneath larger shade trees like areca nut, disliking windy weather. Cardamom has long, arching lance-like leaves that are 1-2 metres long (3-6 ft), which are shiny on top and dull underneath. Cardamom plants are grown from rhizomes. The leaves are large and dramatic, but the stems emerge from the base of the plant and spread out close to the base, where small white flowers blossom before the pods grow. The bright green and plump cardamom pods are hand picked from the base and are largely flavourless in the fresh form. The fresh cardamom pods are then dried in a large shed, often helped by industrial drying systems that run through the drying area. After 3 - 4 days, the cardamom pods have become dry and highly aromatic. The seeds are inside the dry husks of the papery outer husk and are dark brown in colour, with a strong medicinal eucalypt aroma and are slightly oily.

For further details on cardamom, try Gernot Katzer's Spice Pages, Ingredientia or Wikipedia.

The taste of the seeds is warm, camphorous and eucalypt, slightly astringent and refreshing on the tongue. While cardamom is a pungent spice, green cardamom works well in curries and as an enhancement to black tea or coffee. The powdered cardamom is used to flavour biscuits, cakes and pastries. At Steenbergs, we use organic cardamom in mixes ranging from organic lebkuchen spice mix through to Madras curry powder. Or for something really delicious, combine cardamom pods with rose water and a little saffron to infuse the milk for warm rice puddings, creating a sensuous and rich pudding.

For recipes using cardamom, go to the Steenbergs Recipe Pages and type cardamom into the recipe box or try the BBC website.

Steenbergs organic Fairtrade cardamom pods are available through the Steenbergs website or Amazon and is not currently sold to Steenbergs' retail customers.

Nutritional Info:

Values per 100g:
Energy 311kCal; 1303kJ
Protein 10.8g
Carbohydrates 68.5g
Fat 6.7g

Values per 2.5g teaspoon:
Energy 8kCal; 33kJ
Protein 0.3g
Carbohydrates 1.7g
Fat 0.2g

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