This is the seed capsule of a ginger plant, which has a perfumed aroma. Cardamom is often referred to as a typical Christmas spice that is used in Stollen and for flavoring bread.
Cardamom comes from the seeds of a ginger-like plant. The small, brown-black sticky seeds are contained in a pod in three double rows with about six seeds in each row.
Selecting and Buying
Preparation and Use
Cardamom are used as flavorings in both food and drink, as cooking spices and as a medicine.
Conserving and Storing
Cardamom is best stored in pod form because once the seeds are exposed or ground they quickly lose their flavor.