Secret Ingredient: Cardamom

Last Updated October 23, 2017
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Green Cardamom

Native to India, cardamom plants are prized for their seeds, which can be used whole or dried and ground into a powder. Cardamom, the 3rd most expensive spice in the world (after saffron and vanilla), has an intense flavor -- smoky and somewhat minty -- but it works well in drinks, desserts, and savory recipes. Here's how to use it in everything from homemade curry powder to ice cream.

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