The seeds and dried, nearly ripe, fruit of Elettaria cardamomum (syn. Amomum cardamomum), a member of the ginger family. An aromatic spice used as a flavouring in sausages, bakery goods, sugar confectionery, and whole in mixed pickling spice. It is widely used in Indian cooking (the Hindi name is elaichi), and as one of the ingredients of curry powder. Arabic coffee (similar to Turkish coffee) is flavoured with ground cardamom seeds.
Subjects: Medicine and Health — Cookery, Food, and Drink.