What does Cardamom taste like?

June 23, 2013 in Herbs & Spices


spice-93175_640What it is: Cardamom seeds are an aromatic spice belonging to the ginger family. They’re native to Sri Lanka and parts of India.

How it tastes:

Green cardamom is the most commonly known variety and has a sweet spicy flavor with hints of citrus. Some people describe it as a cross between cinnamon and ginger.


Yellow or brown is said to have a stronger flavor and be slightly smoky.

White cardomom is quite rare and has a much milder flavor.

Cardomom is astringent and very strong though, so only a small amount is required to add flavor to most cooking.

Tips: Cardamom is quite an expensive spice because of the expense involved in cultivation. The seeds are often munched after a meal as a digestive aid, in some countries.

Green cardomom is the most commonly known and used type.