Cardamom Pods Brown Chinese
Chinese brown cardamom pods are dark brown in color and are oval pods about 2.5cm long.
The aroma is camphor-like and quite different to the better known green cardamom.
Use in Chinese dishes and when making a home made master stock, hearty meat stews and similar dishes.
NOTE: This is not interchangeable with green cardamom in recipes.
Other Common Names: Chinese Black Cardamom, Cangus
Botanical Name: (Amomum globosum)
Health Benefits: Related to ginger, cardamom serves to enhance digestion and soothe digestive discomforts. Cardamom is naturally detoxifying, assisting the kidneys in waste removal, and serving as a diuretic, eliminating impurities burdening the eliminatory organs. Cardamom is a natural means of improving oral health and can help to both freshen breath and health ulcers.