From a tooth-cleaning mechanism to a perfume to an exotic spice used in different cultures worldwide, cardamom has a variety of applications.
The spice itself comes from the seeds of a "ginger-like plant." They’re known for their pungent and warm smell that’s reminiscent of "eucalyptine [aromas] with camphorous and lemony undertones." There are several varieties of cardamom, but the most prized are Malabar and Mysore.
Craving cardamom? Check out our recipe for a blood orange and cardamom mojito with basil!
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