An intensely sweet, resinous-aromatic and slightly spicy pod, mainly used in middle-eastern cuisine.
Being the 3rd most expensive spice in the world, Cardamom originates from the forests of the Western Ghats in south India where till today, it still grows naturally. It now grows in Sri-Lanka, Guatemala, Indo China, Tanzania and many other exotic countries around the world. The oil is extracted via steam distillation, from the seeds of the fruit before they are ripe. It is pale yellow in colour and was discovered in 1544, by Valerius Cordus for it’s sweet, spicy and almost balsamic aroma. It is used in men’s perfume to add freshness with a slight sweet and spicy twist whilst in women’s fragrances; it is used to add a little spice to her elegance.