Cardamom Pods (Green, Whole) – Certified Organic

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Cardamom Pods (Green, Whole) – Certified Organic
AKA: Elettaria  Cardamomum  (Linnaeus) Maton
Product of: Sri Lanka
Pack Size: 25g | 50g | 100g | 250g | 500g
Organic Certification: GB-ORG-02

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Cardamom Pods (Green, Whole) – Certified Organic
AKA: Elettaria  Cardamomum  (Linnaeus) Maton
Product of: Sri Lanka
Pack Size: 25g | 50g | 100g | 250g | 500g
Organic Certification: GB-ORG-02

Non-GMO:
This product has been produced without the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or their derivatives, nor been irradiated.

Packaging:
25g | 50g | 100g | 250g | 500g sizes. Packed into food grade, foil lined, zip lock (resealable), stand up, paper pouches. (please contact us for info on larger pack sizes)

Additional Information:
Cardamom is a seed pod, known for centuries for its culinary and medicinal properties. This aromatic spice is native to the evergreen rainforest of southern Indian Kerala state and grown in only a few tropical countries. Botanically, it belongs to the family of “Zingiberaceae” and consists of two genera; Elettaria and Amomum.

In general, cardamom seeds are one of the most sought-after ingredients in sweet and dessert preparations. The pod is split open to expose its underlying seeds either with fingers or using a small knife. The seeds are then crushed (powdered) using a pestle/mortar or hand-mill just before their addition to cooking. Often, whole pods preferred in savoury dishes, which give a further punch to the recipe since their peel too contains significant amounts of precious essential oils.

Cardamom is a member of the ginger family, native to India and is grown in most tropical countries. Ground Cardamom is used as an ingredient of Garam Masala. Cardamom has a strong, aromatic flavour and can be used whole or ground, in savoury dishes, curries, rice, puddings, cakes and tea.

In general, cardamom seeds are one of the most sought-after ingredients in sweet and dessert preparations. The pod is split open to expose its underlying seeds either with fingers or using a small knife. The seeds are then crushed (powdered) using a pestle/mortar or hand-mill just before their addition to cooking.

Often, whole pods preferred in savoury dishes, which give a further punch to the recipe since their peel too contains significant amounts of precious essential oils.

This delicate spice employed as a flavouring agent in foods, soups and refreshing drinks.

The pods have been in use in the preparation of sweet dishes in many Asian countries. Elaichi-pista (cardamom and pistachio) kulfi is a famous summer dessert in India, Pakistan, and Iran. Elaichi kheer is another favourite rice pudding with added pistachio and raisins in these regions. It is used as a flavouring base for the preparation of tea, coffee, and cold beverages.

Black cardamom (badi elaichi) preferred mostly in savoury dishes; to prepare rice pilaf, meat stews, and lentil curry in many parts of Nepal, India, and Pakistan.

Storage Advice:
“How long do spices last?”

Depends on both the type of spice and the conditions under which they are stored. Correctly dried and stored spices do not actually spoil. But over time, they will lose their potency, aroma and flavour.

As a general rule, whole dried spices (not been ground) will last much longer than ground and can last for 1 to 3 years. Pre-ground spices do still always work very well but if possible buy the spice whole and grind it just before you use it. It is also never a bad idea to freeze any spare, try to remove as much air as possible and make sure it is kept sealed in the freezer to avoid moisture.

Here are some tips for maximising the shelf life of your spices:
• Store in an airtight container.
• Store in a cool, dark cupboard.
• Store away from direct heat or sunlight.
• Keep lid tightly closed when not in use.

 

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

(typical values per 100g):

Energy

1303

kj
Energy

311

kcal
Fat

6.7

g
  Of which saturates 

0.7

g
Carbohydrate

68.4

g
  Of which sugars

1.8

g
Fibre

28.0

g
Protein

10.07

g
Salt 0.00 g
 

 

ALERGY INFORMATION

Does the product contain any of the following?

YES NO
Cereals containing Gluten: wheat, rye, barley, oats, spelt, kamut or their hybridised strains.
Mollusc
Crustacean  shellfish and products thereof
Egg and products thereof
Fish and products thereof
Soya (soy) beans & protein and products thereof
Milk & Dairy (including lactose) and products thereof
Celery Seeds celeriac and products thereof
Mustard Seeds and products thereof
Lupin and products thereof
Sesame Seed and products thereof
Peanuts and products thereof
Nuts and products thereof (namely almond, hazelnut, walnut, cashew nut, pecan nut, brazil nut, pistachio nut, macademia nut and Queensland nut)
Added Sulphur Dioxide: (the product contains <10mg/Kg added Sulphur Dioxide in the form of SO2, Sulphites (E220,E221, E222, E223, E224, E226, E227, E228)
Please Note: Where products are indicated as not having an allergen present this refers to the product not being formulated or wholly derived from the particular ingredient. Allergen handling policies and procedures are in place through the supply chain to reduce the likelihood of cross contamination from allergens however this cannot be guaranteed.

 

Please contact us if you require any further information or for quotes on larger pack sizes.