{"id":6038386278567,"title":"Burlap \u0026 Barrel Cloud Forest Ground Cardamom, 1.7oz","handle":"burlap-barrel-cloud-forest-cardamom-1-7oz","description":"\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"product-single__description rte\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"product-single__description rte\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" itemprop=\"description\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"ProductItem-details-excerpt\" data-content-field=\"excerpt\" id=\"yui_3_17_2_1_1510950961534_124\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eThis ground cardamom is from whole pods, ground into a coarse powder. It's ideal for stews, rices and savory dishes, but for baked goods you may need to grind it further into a finer powder texture.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eOur cardamom is grown on a single estate in the cloud forests of Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, a biodynamic farm using traditional organic methods. The farm emphasizes workers' rights, sustainability and fair business practices. The terroir is ideal for cardamom, which thrives in humid, high altitude environments with plenty of rainfall. The comparatively low temperatures in the mountains during the harvest season (November-January) ensures high levels of fragrant essential oils.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eOur cardamom is sweet and tart, reminiscent of summer fruits, fresh herbs and cut grass. The cardamom fruit turns yellow as it ripens and has a slightly softer, sweeter flavor than standard green cardamom - but is perfect in recipes that call for green cardamom.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eOrigin\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e: Alta Verapaz, Guatemala\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eAliases: \u003c\/strong\u003egreen cardamom, elaichi, hel\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eProcess:\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eHot air dried\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eIngredients:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e 100% ground cardamom pods (Elettaria cardamomum)\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eTasting notes\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e: Ginger • Apricots • Jungle Flowers\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eCOOKING\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eThrow a few pinches while roasting or sauteing chicken\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eCook down with a fruit juice for a savory\/sweet sauce\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eAdd a handful of pods to your masala chai\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eIn \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.burlapandbarrel.com\/blogs\/recipes\/tequila-shrimp-chorizo-skewers\" aria-describedby=\"a11y-new-window-message\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/www.burlapandbarrel.com\/blogs\/recipes\/tequila-shrimp-chorizo-skewers\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eTequila Shrimp \u0026amp; Chorizo Skewers\u003c\/a\u003e (community recipe)\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eIn \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.burlapandbarrel.com\/blogs\/recipes\/yellow-cardamom-ice-cream-with-candied-fennel-seeds\" aria-describedby=\"a11y-new-window-message\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/www.burlapandbarrel.com\/blogs\/recipes\/yellow-cardamom-ice-cream-with-candied-fennel-seeds\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eYellow Cardamom Ice Cream with Candied Fennel Seeds\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e(community recipe)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003ePairs well with\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e: \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.burlapandbarrel.com\/collections\/all\/products\/wild-mountain-cumin\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/www.burlapandbarrel.com\/collections\/all\/products\/wild-mountain-cumin\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eWild Mountain Cumin\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e, \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.burlapandbarrel.com\/products\/turmeric\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/www.burlapandbarrel.com\/products\/turmeric\"\u003eNew\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.burlapandbarrel.com\/products\/turmeric\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/www.burlapandbarrel.com\/products\/turmeric\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e Harvest Turmeric\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e, \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.burlapandbarrel.com\/collections\/all\/products\/ground-cinnamon-verum\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/www.burlapandbarrel.com\/collections\/all\/products\/ground-cinnamon-verum\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eGround Cinnamon Verum\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e  \u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eSOURCING\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eGuatemala exports 80% of the world’s cardamom, but the spice is virtually unknown in local markets. It is grown exclusively for export, mostly on tiny plots by indigenous farmers in the country’s remote mountainous region. A general lack of understanding of the spice’s usage, as well as the commoditization of the crop and near monopolization of the industry by a very small number of major exporters, keep small producers from cultivating higher quality products or accessing high-value markets. They grow tiny quantities of cardamom, which they must sell to coyotes and other middlemen as quickly as possible before the quality degrades. The structures of the industry keep farmers in a weak negotiating position that de-emphasizes quality and stifles farmers’ earning potential.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eOur cardamom is grown on one of the only single-estate cardamom farms in Guatemala, which is also one of the only farms to manage the supply chain in its entirety, from cultivation to harvesting, drying, and export. They are constantly innovating, experimenting with cloning and other state of the art techniques to produce the finest spice possible. Cardamom is officially graded only by its size and green color - however, those factors don’t correlate to flavor. Yellow cardamom, however, is allowed to ripen fully, resulting in softer, fruitier, and overall more complex flavor.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eMeet the Farmer\u003c\/strong\u003e: Amilcar Pereira planted his first cardamom vine when he was 9. In the years since then, he has succeeded in creating the only vertically-integrated cardamom operation in Guatemala. His farming practices produce cardamom is so good that Saveur \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.saveur.com\/cardamom-trade-in-guatemala\/\" aria-describedby=\"a11y-new-window-external-message\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/www.saveur.com\/cardamom-trade-in-guatemala\/\" target=\"_blank\"\u003ecalled him\u003c\/a\u003e \"the farmer shaking up the Guatemalan cardamom trade\"\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"tags\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e","published_at":"2020-11-18T14:27:45-07:00","created_at":"2020-11-12T13:19:27-07:00","vendor":"Burlap \u0026 Barrel","type":"Specialty Foods","tags":["FlatRate_Shipping"],"price":995,"price_min":995,"price_max":995,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":37317853184167,"title":"Default Title","option1":"Default Title","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Burlap \u0026 Barrel Cloud Forest Ground Cardamom, 1.7oz","public_title":null,"options":["Default Title"],"price":995,"weight":0,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_management":"shopify","barcode":"851973008490","requires_selling_plan":false,"selling_plan_allocations":[]}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0399\/8223\/5815\/products\/CLOUDFORESTCARDAMOMGROUNDPODS_JAR_540x_d2288d19-8178-454d-b2a6-807013485791.jpg?v=1605734835"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0399\/8223\/5815\/products\/CLOUDFORESTCARDAMOMGROUNDPODS_JAR_540x_d2288d19-8178-454d-b2a6-807013485791.jpg?v=1605734835","options":["Title"],"media":[{"alt":null,"id":13862181535911,"position":1,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":1.0,"height":540,"width":540,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0399\/8223\/5815\/products\/CLOUDFORESTCARDAMOMGROUNDPODS_JAR_540x_d2288d19-8178-454d-b2a6-807013485791.jpg?v=1605734835"},"aspect_ratio":1.0,"height":540,"media_type":"image","src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0399\/8223\/5815\/products\/CLOUDFORESTCARDAMOMGROUNDPODS_JAR_540x_d2288d19-8178-454d-b2a6-807013485791.jpg?v=1605734835","width":540}],"requires_selling_plan":false,"selling_plan_groups":[],"content":"\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"product-single__description rte\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"product-single__description rte\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" itemprop=\"description\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"ProductItem-details-excerpt\" data-content-field=\"excerpt\" id=\"yui_3_17_2_1_1510950961534_124\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eThis ground cardamom is from whole pods, ground into a coarse powder. It's ideal for stews, rices and savory dishes, but for baked goods you may need to grind it further into a finer powder texture.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eOur cardamom is grown on a single estate in the cloud forests of Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, a biodynamic farm using traditional organic methods. The farm emphasizes workers' rights, sustainability and fair business practices. The terroir is ideal for cardamom, which thrives in humid, high altitude environments with plenty of rainfall. The comparatively low temperatures in the mountains during the harvest season (November-January) ensures high levels of fragrant essential oils.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eOur cardamom is sweet and tart, reminiscent of summer fruits, fresh herbs and cut grass. The cardamom fruit turns yellow as it ripens and has a slightly softer, sweeter flavor than standard green cardamom - but is perfect in recipes that call for green cardamom.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eOrigin\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e: Alta Verapaz, Guatemala\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eAliases: \u003c\/strong\u003egreen cardamom, elaichi, hel\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eProcess:\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eHot air dried\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eIngredients:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e 100% ground cardamom pods (Elettaria cardamomum)\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eTasting notes\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e: Ginger • Apricots • Jungle Flowers\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eCOOKING\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eThrow a few pinches while roasting or sauteing chicken\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eCook down with a fruit juice for a savory\/sweet sauce\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eAdd a handful of pods to your masala chai\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eIn \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.burlapandbarrel.com\/blogs\/recipes\/tequila-shrimp-chorizo-skewers\" aria-describedby=\"a11y-new-window-message\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/www.burlapandbarrel.com\/blogs\/recipes\/tequila-shrimp-chorizo-skewers\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eTequila Shrimp \u0026amp; Chorizo Skewers\u003c\/a\u003e (community recipe)\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eIn \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.burlapandbarrel.com\/blogs\/recipes\/yellow-cardamom-ice-cream-with-candied-fennel-seeds\" aria-describedby=\"a11y-new-window-message\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/www.burlapandbarrel.com\/blogs\/recipes\/yellow-cardamom-ice-cream-with-candied-fennel-seeds\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eYellow Cardamom Ice Cream with Candied Fennel Seeds\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e(community recipe)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003ePairs well with\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e: \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.burlapandbarrel.com\/collections\/all\/products\/wild-mountain-cumin\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/www.burlapandbarrel.com\/collections\/all\/products\/wild-mountain-cumin\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eWild Mountain Cumin\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e, \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.burlapandbarrel.com\/products\/turmeric\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/www.burlapandbarrel.com\/products\/turmeric\"\u003eNew\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.burlapandbarrel.com\/products\/turmeric\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/www.burlapandbarrel.com\/products\/turmeric\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e Harvest Turmeric\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e, \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.burlapandbarrel.com\/collections\/all\/products\/ground-cinnamon-verum\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/www.burlapandbarrel.com\/collections\/all\/products\/ground-cinnamon-verum\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eGround Cinnamon Verum\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e  \u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eSOURCING\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eGuatemala exports 80% of the world’s cardamom, but the spice is virtually unknown in local markets. It is grown exclusively for export, mostly on tiny plots by indigenous farmers in the country’s remote mountainous region. A general lack of understanding of the spice’s usage, as well as the commoditization of the crop and near monopolization of the industry by a very small number of major exporters, keep small producers from cultivating higher quality products or accessing high-value markets. They grow tiny quantities of cardamom, which they must sell to coyotes and other middlemen as quickly as possible before the quality degrades. The structures of the industry keep farmers in a weak negotiating position that de-emphasizes quality and stifles farmers’ earning potential.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eOur cardamom is grown on one of the only single-estate cardamom farms in Guatemala, which is also one of the only farms to manage the supply chain in its entirety, from cultivation to harvesting, drying, and export. They are constantly innovating, experimenting with cloning and other state of the art techniques to produce the finest spice possible. Cardamom is officially graded only by its size and green color - however, those factors don’t correlate to flavor. Yellow cardamom, however, is allowed to ripen fully, resulting in softer, fruitier, and overall more complex flavor.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eMeet the Farmer\u003c\/strong\u003e: Amilcar Pereira planted his first cardamom vine when he was 9. In the years since then, he has succeeded in creating the only vertically-integrated cardamom operation in Guatemala. His farming practices produce cardamom is so good that Saveur \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.saveur.com\/cardamom-trade-in-guatemala\/\" aria-describedby=\"a11y-new-window-external-message\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/www.saveur.com\/cardamom-trade-in-guatemala\/\" target=\"_blank\"\u003ecalled him\u003c\/a\u003e \"the farmer shaking up the Guatemalan cardamom trade\"\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"tags\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e"}

Burlap & Barrel Cloud Forest Ground Cardamom, 1.7oz

Product Description

This ground cardamom is from whole pods, ground into a coarse powder. It's ideal for stews, rices and savory dishes, but for baked goods you may need to grind it further into a finer powder texture.

Our cardamom is grown on a single estate in the cloud forests of Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, a biodynamic farm using traditional organic methods. The farm emphasizes workers' rights, sustainability and fair business practices. The terroir is ideal for cardamom, which thrives in humid, high altitude environments with plenty of rainfall. The comparatively low temperatures in the mountains during the harvest season (November-January) ensures high levels of fragrant essential oils.

Our cardamom is sweet and tart, reminiscent of summer fruits, fresh herbs and cut grass. The cardamom fruit turns yellow as it ripens and has a slightly softer, sweeter flavor than standard green cardamom - but is perfect in recipes that call for green cardamom.

  • Origin: Alta Verapaz, Guatemala
  • Aliases: green cardamom, elaichi, hel
  • Process: Hot air dried
  • Ingredients: 100% ground cardamom pods (Elettaria cardamomum)
  • Tasting notes: Ginger • Apricots • Jungle Flowers

COOKING

SOURCING

Guatemala exports 80% of the world’s cardamom, but the spice is virtually unknown in local markets. It is grown exclusively for export, mostly on tiny plots by indigenous farmers in the country’s remote mountainous region. A general lack of understanding of the spice’s usage, as well as the commoditization of the crop and near monopolization of the industry by a very small number of major exporters, keep small producers from cultivating higher quality products or accessing high-value markets. They grow tiny quantities of cardamom, which they must sell to coyotes and other middlemen as quickly as possible before the quality degrades. The structures of the industry keep farmers in a weak negotiating position that de-emphasizes quality and stifles farmers’ earning potential.

Our cardamom is grown on one of the only single-estate cardamom farms in Guatemala, which is also one of the only farms to manage the supply chain in its entirety, from cultivation to harvesting, drying, and export. They are constantly innovating, experimenting with cloning and other state of the art techniques to produce the finest spice possible. Cardamom is officially graded only by its size and green color - however, those factors don’t correlate to flavor. Yellow cardamom, however, is allowed to ripen fully, resulting in softer, fruitier, and overall more complex flavor.

Meet the Farmer: Amilcar Pereira planted his first cardamom vine when he was 9. In the years since then, he has succeeded in creating the only vertically-integrated cardamom operation in Guatemala. His farming practices produce cardamom is so good that Saveur called him "the farmer shaking up the Guatemalan cardamom trade"

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