Cardamom Pods Brown Indian

Brown cardamom pods are dark brown in colour and are oval pods about 2.5cm long. 

The aroma is camphor-like and smokey, quite different to the better known green cardamom.  Brown cardamom gives a delicious smokey taste to marinades for tandoori-style cooking and goes well in butter chicken. 

This is not interchangeable with green cardamom in recipes.

Other Common Names: Bastard Cardamom, Black Cardamom, Elaichi, Winged Cardamom. 

Botanical Name:  (Cardamomum amomum) 

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.

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Botanical Name(Cardamomum amomum)