Cardamom is an incredible spice with a very memorable flavor profile and wonderfully attractive scent. There really is nothing like it. You probably ought to give it a try if you’re at all able, but maybe you’ve had some poor experiences with new flavors or smells in the past and so you’re understandably cautious to jump right in.
Re: What does cardamom smell like? Cardamom seeds (ground) have a subtle scent and flavour: mildy spicy, slightly nutty, aromatic and sweet, a bit woody, vague hint of fennel or anise. Cardamom oil has a bigger scent: spicy, incense/resinous, eucalyptus.
I don't really know what cardamom is supposed to smell/taste like. I bought a small bag of black cardamom pods from a supermarket. When I opened the bag there was a really strong menthol smell, kind of like Vicks vaporub! It's a really strong smell, not like some things of read ( e.g. a hint of eucalyptus).
Cardamom is considered a sweet kitchen spice, yet maybe its smell is not quite as immediately gratifying as that of cinnamon or clove. It’s more of an acquired taste; kids might not cotton to it immediately, as they would with cinnamon. It is a co...
Cardamom (/ ˈ k ɑːr d ə m ə m /), sometimes cardamon or cardamum, is a spice made from the seeds of several plants in the genera Elettaria and Amomum in the family Zingiberaceae.Both genera are native to the Indian subcontinent and Indonesia.They are recognized by their small seed pods: triangular in cross-section and spindle-shaped, with a thin, papery outer shell and small, black seeds ...
What does cardamom smell like? Im not the best at distinguishing spices. I was cleaning my spice cupboard out tonight and found an unmarked container of a medium brown spice. The only spice unaccounted for in my cupboard is cardamom, so I’m pretty sure that’s it, but I want to make sure. If it is the cardamoms it’s not that old.
Cardamom essential oil has a unique, pungent aroma that makes it useful around the home when you want an inviting, warm scent to fill the room. Cardamom oil’s spicy, warm, balsamic aroma is the perfect addition to any cozy home—particularly in the fall and winter.
The Flavour of Cardamom Cardamom is a beautiful spice with a remarkable flavour and even more remarkable smell. It is not a "hot" spice but a "cool" one. Cardamom is used in food (especially Indian) as a flavour for both sweet and savoury dishes, even to flavour drinks (like masala chai) and mouth fresheners.
Ground cardamom loses its flavor quickly, so it's best to buy cardamom pods and grind your own. You'll save money if you do this because the pods also happen to be cheaper—just remember to store them properly. To grind cardamom, just remove the seeds from the pods; toss the seeds in a coffee/spice grinder; and give them a quick whirl.
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