Cardamom, Black Whole Pods | Organic

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)


Black cardamom has a subtle smoky flavor and notes of eucalyptus, in addition to the standard cardamom flavor profile. Used primarily in baking and Indian cooking, it’s also a fun alternative to your regular cardamom stash. We also offer organic Green Cardamom Pods, Cardamom Seeds and Cardamom Powder. 


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2 reviews for Cardamom, Black Whole Pods | Organic

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Holly (verified owner)

    I bought this for Garam Masala and was floored at the difference between black and green cardamom. I am new to Indian cooking and I was ignorantly going to just throw in green pods thinking they would be much the same. How wrong! I opened the bag of black cardamom pods and it smelled resinous and almost smoky. I’ll be using it in my recipe tonight and I can’t wait to try it. Great quality.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    John Damascus (verified owner)

    Here is my novella regarding black cardamom:

    I use black cardamom fairly regularly either in powdered masala blends or in whole form (mostly in rice dishes but occasionally in a vegetable or pulse masala. Back in the day I would buy bags of black cardamom from Indo-Pak grocers in Chicago (on Devon Ave or in Schaumburg). These were never organic and the pods were usually old. They would have some smokey smell, but never had much of the underlying resinous profile of terpenes that is characteristic of the different types of cardamom.

    I moved to the Bay Area around ten years ago. There I was able to buy good quality organic black cardamom in bulk from a co-op in SF (Rainbow Grocery). When I left SF and moved further south on the peninsula, I was able to purchase small boxes of organic black cardamom by Spicely at Mollie Stones grocers that contained 4-5 pods. These were usually decent enough quality, though not excellent.

    I just recently relocated back to the Chicago area from the Bay Area. It has been a huge struggle to find good quality organic spices anywhere. After weeks of online searching, I found that Pinch has many spices that I need to restock. After ordering these, I found they were the best quality black cardamom I have ever had. They are very fresh and the smokiness blended with volatile terpenes gives these a complex aroma.

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Origin: India

Net weight in a tin: 0.7 ounces

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