Cardamom, a part of the ginger family, has a distinct fruity aroma and flavor. There are two varieties of cardamom, Elettaria and Amomum. Elettaria pods are green while Amomum pods are larger and dark brown. Cardamom can be found in Indian curries, desserts and is a main ingredient in making masala chai. In Iran and Turkey is can be used to flavor coffee and tea. Cardamom decorticated consists of seeds within the cardamom pods and is an easy way of getting the seeds without spending time to actually extracting the seeds one by one.
Add a pinch of cardamom is your next mug of tea or coffee and see the flavor it brings out.
Cardamom is said to aid in digestion and help with infections.