Cardamom
Elettaria cardamomum

Country of Origin

Guatemala

Description

Cardamom is a perennial herb in the ginger family.

Taste Characteristics

Cardamom has a distinctive taste of citrus and eucalyptus.

Usage

In Europe, cardamom is most of all a christmas spice and a spice used for pastries and
pastries. But cardamom can also be used in cooked dishes and for bread, soup and rice.

History

Cardamom has been used since around 700 BC. It was imported to Europe first time around the 13th century.

Nutrition

Cardamom is a good source of minerals such as potassium, calcium, sulfur and magnesium, iron and
manganese. In addition, it is rich in many essential vitamins, including riboflavin, niacin and
vitamin C.