Big Cardamom (Black)
Cardamom also comes in a variety of forms: pods, seeds, and grounds, each with their own unique flavor profile and strength of scent. Cardamom pods are the freshest of the lot and will carry the biggest flavors and smells. If you’re making a curry, some tea, or an aromatic blend, you will likely need to use cardamom pods. Cardamom seeds are similar to whole black peppercorns as they contain considerably more flavor and oils than their ground counterparts.