Bot.: Elettaria cardamomum
Cardamom is a spice from the ginger family (Zingiberaceae) originated in India. It has a burning spicy taste and - besides cinnamon and cloves - is used in the Christmas baking. (e.g. for gingerbread, spiced cookies, Christmas stollen). Furthermore, cardamom is found in popular spice blends for various meats and sausages.
Here you can find a list, which spices / herbs to use with a particular dish.
Books on Amazon
- Cardamom and Lime: Recipes from the Arabian Gulf
- Cardamom: The Genus Elettaria (Medicinal and Aromatic Plants)
- The Spice Lilies: Eastern Secrets to Healing with Ginger, Tumeric and Cardamom
- The Agronomy and The Economy of Cardamom:The Queen of Spices