Cardamom Spice from Ceylon has been famous the world over for its superior aroma and flavor. The aroma and flavor of spices grown in Ceylon was the magnet that drew foreigners to this exotic island - first the Arabs, then the Portuguese, the Dutch and finally the British who made her a colony of their far flung empire. In flavour and fragrance, Ceylon’s tea and spices stand in a class of their own.
In the Middle East and West Asian markets, the largest importers of cardamoms in the world, the Green cardamoms of Ceylon are preferred. Cardamoms are ground and mixed with ground coffee and served as “KAWA”, a favorite drink in the Arab Countries.
Cardamom seeds lose their flavour quickly when ground. Therefore, only whole cardamom pods should be bought and the pods crushed prior to use. Green pods are significantly superior in fragrance to the yellow or white bleached ones. Green cardamom pods are harder to find and more expensive in part because of their superior ability to retain aroma and flavor longer. Black (or brown) cardamom is a collective name for several cardamom-related plants growing in mountains from Central Africa to Vietnam. Nepalese cardamom is most often traded in the West. The taste of this spice differs significantly from that of green cardamom and neither can act as a substitute for the other.
Our Green Cardamom is grown in the wild and as such could be considered organic. They are free of any pesticides and herbicides. We ship all our spices within days of harvest pure and straight from Ceylon.
Worldwide delivery within 3 - 7 days with shipment tracking online.