Green cardamom is called the queen of spices. It is native to India but also grown in Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Guatemala, Tanzania and Vietnam. It is one of the most expensive spices after saffron and vanilla. This spice has a citrusy, minty, spicy flavor and a warm, pungent aroma. It blends well with cinnamon and other spices. It is a common ingredient in Indian cooking and baking. Green cardamom finds its use in coffee, tea, bread, pastries, sausage and savory dishes of meat & fish. Organic Way sources its certified organic Cardamom Green Cut & Sifted directly from small-scale farm co-ops in India. If you like this spice’s unique flavor, you may also enjoy our organic Nutmeg Cut & Sifted. Our cut and sifted Cardamom means that the spice is not sold in whole form, but rather "cut" into smaller pieces and then "sifted" to remove the small pieces and dust that result from the cutting process." Organic Way also offers Cardamom in whole pod form as well as green powder. COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: India DID YOU KNOW? Cardamom is rich in vitamin A and C. It helps in detoxifying the body and improving digestion.