Cardamom Pods, Green, Whole
This pods can be used in hot beverages, for a Middle Eastern flair in stews, rice pilaf and other savory entrees, and in Indian dishes like daal and palak paneer. Whole pods can also be chewed after spicy meals to cleanse the breath.
Prized by Indian, Scandinavian, and Middle Eastern cooks, cardamom has a sweet, warm taste and an exotic floral aroma. Its use spans the culinary spectrum -- from beverages and delicate desserts to meats and curries.