Sathva premium cardamon pods are carefully handpicked when they reach optimal maturity, ensuring that they are at their peak flavor and aroma. When you hold a premium green cardamom pod, you will notice its firm texture and well-formed shape.
Inside each pod, you will find small, brown seeds encased in a sticky, aromatic pulp. These seeds are the prized part of the cardamom pod and are widely used in culinary applications and traditional medicine. The pulp itself carries a strong and enticing aroma that intensifies when the pod is crushed or opened.
Here are some creative and unique ways to use cardamom in your culinary endeavors!
Cardamom can be added to black or green tea to create a flavorful and aromatic beverage. Simply crush a few pods and add them to boiling water along with the tea leaves. Let it steep for a few minutes, strain, and enjoy a cup of cardamom-infused tea.
Create a cardamom-infused simple syrup by simmering equal parts water and sugar with crushed cardamom pods. Once cooled, use the syrup to sweeten cocktails, mocktails, iced tea, and lemonade, or drizzle it over pancakes, French toast, or yogurt.
Add a twist to your pickling recipes by including cardamom pods in the brine. The warm and aromatic flavors of cardamom complement the tanginess of pickled vegetables like cucumbers, carrots, or cauliflower.
Infuse your homemade ice cream base with cardamom by adding crushed pods or ground cardamom to the mixture. The result is a creamy and aromatic treat that pairs well with flavors like vanilla, chocolate, or pistachio.
Blend cardamom with fruits like bananas, mangoes, or berries in your smoothies. The spice will add depth and a hint of exotic flavor to your refreshing beverage.
The aromatic compounds found in cardamom can have a freshening effect on breath and help combat oral infections. Chewing on cardamom pods may help reduce bad breath and promote oral hygiene.
The aroma of cardamom has mood-enhancing and stress-reducing effects. It is often used in aromatherapy and herbal remedies to promote relaxation, alleviate anxiety, and improve mental well-being.