Cardamom Black, Whole Pods

£ 3.50


Gluten free

Vegan and Vegetarian Friendly

100% natural

Hand packed in UK

Black Cardamom pods are dried over open flames and therefore have an intense smoky and earthy flavour with notes of pine. The pods play a vital role in Indian and Nepalese cuisine as well as boasting useful health benefits. For instance, according to Chinese medicine, black cardamom can be used to subside stomach pain.

While relatively easy to grow, black cardamom is considered more challenging to harvest than green cardamom. The pods are larger and have a tougher outer layer, and they also take longer to dry. It’s believed to have many health benefits, including relieving digestive problems, reducing inflammation, and improving respiratory health. A rich source of antioxidants and vitamins, including vitamin C, black cardamom is also a good source of minerals, such as calcium and iron.

The flavour of black cardamom can be overpowering, so it is often used in small quantities. It is also usually added to dishes early in the cooking process, as it takes longer to release its flavour than green cardamom. You may find it used in combination with other spices, such as cinnamon, clove and cumin, creating complex, flavourful spice blends.

The matte brown pods have a wrinkled, ridged texture and are physically different to their cousin green cardamom. Black cardamom also differs in taste and imparts a unique smoky flavour within dishes. Try using in curries, rice dishes and to enhance pickles.


Reviews (4)

4 reviews for Cardamom Black, Whole Pods

  1. Carolyne B

    These have such a great smokey flavour and can be fished out easily at the end of cooking. I just put one in the casserole or slow cooker to add more BBQ flavour. I have bought a pack for my mum too to throw in with beans, rice and couscous dishes!

  2. Nick

    High quality product, rich and pure! I really like the small sizes of all the products from this company, these are my go to for all spices and I’ve thrown away existing ones to replace them with these great new spices. Thankyou for taking the time to stock organic versions too, I really appreciate that! Great company and will be recommending to everyone, my kitchen experience has been transformed, its amazing what fresh quality spices can add to a dish.

  3. Elisa Campanaro

    Lively and pungent

  4. rosiefinch11 (verified owner)

    These are lovely – aromatic and musky – trying them out in a chicken pulao recipe today. Also includes the dried curry leaves which are very good quality, retaining colour and aroma. Thank you.

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Gluten free

Vegan and Vegetarian Friendly

100% natural

Hand packed in UK

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