Black cardamom is a profoundly aromatic spice. It’s the key to having a fantastic smoky flavour in your dishes. It has a very different taste from green cardamom; although they share a menthol aroma, Black Cardamom has a smoky, woody undertone with a brash and bold flavour.
Black Cardamom Pods are much larger than green cardamom pods. They have tough, dried, wrinkly skin with a brown/black colour. They are almost 1 inch long and contain tiny, sticky, dark-coloured seeds, from which most of the Black Cardamom’s flavour comes. Although the smoky aroma only belongs to the skin. Cardamom may help lower blood pressure, most likely due to its antioxidant and diuretic properties. Cardamom is often used to treat bad breath and is a component of some chewing gums. This is because cardamom might be able to kill common mouth bacteria and prevent cavities.