Cardamom Seeds

Cardamom Seeds
Cardamom Seeds
Cardamom Seeds Cardamom Seeds
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Decorticated Cardamom Seeds

Tucked inside the fibrous pale green jacket of a cardamom pod sit twelve or so nubbly little black seeds. The pods, while flavorful, are tough and inedible. The seeds, though. They’re what you want. Woodsy and fragrant with pops of spicy pepper and sweet citrus, cardamom has a complicated flavor profile. It is initially sweet and warm, a little peppery, a little floral. That fades to bittersweet, tempered with a hint of mint, and ends with a lemony finish. Cardamom Seeds have a minimum of 2% volatile oil by weight, and the complex blend of compounds that comprise the oils underscore the complexity of the flavor and bouquet.

Cardamom, a plant that is indigenous to tropical southern India, has been in use as ayurvedic medicine for more than 4,000 years and has been in trade for about 2,000 years. Somewhere around 1,000 years ago, cardamom found its way to the frozen northlands of Scandinavia. Food historians are unclear if the Vikings brought it back from Constantinople, or if cardamom came to Scandinavia thanks to the Moorish presence on the Iberian peninsula, but regardless of the original influx it has become an integral part of Scandinavian cuisine. Per capita, Sweden consumes 60% more cardamom than the United States.


Tips From Our Kitchen


Cardamom Seeds should be cracked or crushed in a mortar and pestle before use, and to bring out full flavor, toast in a dry pan before using. Use judiciously; they are potent and can easily take over a dish. Cardamom Seeds shine in Indian-style curries like butter chicken or the Kerala-style fish stew. Add them to turkey dumplings, or on salmon as a rub, and top with maple syrup. Cardamom Seeds also shine in desserts, so toast and grind them to add to ice cream or Swedish Christmas bread. We also carry top quality Ground Cardamom.

Our Cardamom Seeds come from Guatemala or Honduras, depending on availability.

This product is certified kosher.


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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 tsp

Amount Per Serving


% Daily Value*

Total Fat0g0%

Saturated Fat0g0%

Trans Fat0g

Polyunsaturated Fat0g

Monounsaturated Fat0g



Total Carbohydrate2.3g1%

Dietary Fiber0.9g4%

Total Sugars0.0g

Added Sugars0g0%

Sugar Alcohol0.0g


Vitamin D0mcg0%




*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. These values were calculated and therefore are approximate. For more accuracy, testing is advised.

3.8 out of 5
11 total ratings.

anthony g. (Verified buyer) 04/23/2019
decorticated cardamom ses I think buying the seeds and grinding them myself provides a much more robust flavor. I have never tried grind the entire pod, as suggested in some recipes but am satisfied enough with the seeds that I will continue grinding them.

Katherine W. (Verified buyer) 04/15/2018
lovely flavor! lovely flavor!

John F. (Verified buyer) 03/09/2018
Fresh I grind most of the spices I purchase to get the best flavor. Spices Inc offer a wide selection of whole spices for me to achieve this

Nadine (Verified buyer) 09/14/2017
Cardamom Seed And the price is unbeatable!

Marc (Verified buyer) 03/04/2013
Cardamom Seed Cardamom Seed

Aaron (Verified buyer) 08/13/2012
Cardamom Seed Fantastic flavor and strength compared to others I've tried.

Anonymous (Verified buyer) 05/11/2010
Cardamom Seed Along with brown mustard seed in dals, along with other spices. I find all of your spices to be very fresh with delightful aromas. Love it when my box of spices arrive.

Maria L. (Verified buyer) 08/12/2021
Thank you I expected for more flavor and aromas.

Fari S. (Verified buyer) 12/06/2019
This is not Cardamom This is not cardamom. Don't waste your time buying this sawdust quality whatever this 25 pound of thing is. Awful customer service.

Shailaja M. (Verified buyer) 11/20/2019
Cardamom Seeds Will never order again as they looked like cardamom seeds but had no flavor no aroma of cardamom
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