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Williams-Sonoma Green Cardamom Pods

A member of the ginger family, cardamom is the fruit of a tall, perennial shrub that is native to southern India but also flourishes in tropical regions around the globe. The seeds, celebrated for their exotic aroma and warm, spicy-sweet flavor, are encapsulated in these fresh, bright green pods. Among the world's most precious spices, cardamom is prized for its intense aroma and warm, spicy sweetness. Indian cooks rely on cardamom to add classic flavor to curries, fruit dishes and baked goods - it's also a signature ingredient in spicy chai teas. Cardamom also plays a flavorful role in German, Russian and Scandinavian cookery, adding sweet spice to cakes, pastries and breads. Whole cardamom pods, lightly crushed, can be used to flavor everything from braises and casseroles to marinades and hot mulled wine. The fragrant seeds can also be removed from the pod and crushed in a spice grinder. These premium, all-natural cardamom pods are sourced from India by a family-owned artisanal spice company in Northern California's Napa Valley. 1.3 oz.Product of India.
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Customer Reviews for Williams-Sonoma Green Cardamom Pods
Review 1 for Williams-Sonoma Green Cardamom Pods
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
December 22, 2012
Ability level:Advanced
Would You Recommend? No
10of 11found this review helpful.
Terrible Quality For Money
December 22, 2012
Seeded Cardamoms without the pods are just as good as the podded kind with much less work. I bought these after searching all over town for unground Cardamon for my Cardamon bread. Half the seeds yielded from these pods are very light in color and the smell of the final product is not as strong as seeds (no pods) that I bought online since. There is no comparison. When I took the top off my grinder, the others knocked me out with the smell of Cardamon. These yield a inferior final product for more money and more work. If you happen to be in the store, these are better than ground but I would not order them.
Cons: Disappointing, Amount, Time to Prepare, smell, Flavor