Forest Cardamom

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Forest Cardamom

Amomum Villosum
Net volumes and weights: 50ml / 30g / 1.05oz
Origin: Cambodia

Cardamom (of which the best-known species elettaria cardamomum) is a spice native to southern India, it was born in the region now called the Cardamom Hills, which dominate the plain of Kerala and the coast of Malabar in the southwest of the country.

It is found in various countries of Southeast Asia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, etc., and also in South America, mainly in Guatemala, but in India it is considered the queen of spices and is found in many dishes, curries or massalas.

The cardamom that we offer here is an endemic variety that grows only in the wild, in the heart of the tropical forests of Cambodia.

They are small smooth seeds, growing on the aerial roots of the plant, whose manual harvest is delicate, when the flowers reach full maturity. The wild cardamom pods are then dried by hand in the smokehouse, they then take on a beautiful brown color.

These small black cardamom seeds are very aromatic, dominated by a camphor scent with vegetal notes of eucalyptus. This wild version releases a heady, lemony and minty freshness reminiscent of certain white flowers. Despite its aromatic power, one can distinguish elegant floral notes and hints of sage and laurel.

Usage tips :

Wild cardamom goes perfectly in stews, meats or vegetables such as eggplant, carrot, squash, cucumber and tomato. It is ideal with lamb and poultry such as pigeon, duck and guinea fowl. It works wonders with oily fish, mackerel, herring, tuna, salmon. To flavor your cooking fat, oil or butter.

In the sweet register it will bring elegant exotic notes, in your compotes, the preparation of syrups, fruit salads, citrus sorbets, with exotic fruits and especially pineapple.

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