Burlap & Barrel's cardamom is grown on a single estate in the cloud forests of Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, a biodynamic farm using traditional organic methods. The farm emphasizes workers' rights, sustainability and fair business practices. The terroir is ideal for cardamom, which thrives in humid, high altitude environments with plenty of rainfall. The comparatively low temperatures in the mountains during the harvest season (November-January) ensures high levels of fragrant essential oils.
Burlap & Barrel'scardamom is sweet and tart, reminiscent of summer fruits, fresh herbs and cut grass. The cardamom fruit turns yellow as it ripens and has a slightly softer, sweeter flavor than standard green cardamom - but is perfect in recipes that call for green cardamom.
Origin: Alta Verapaz, Guatemala Aliases: green cardamom, elaichi, hel Process: Hot air dried Ingredients: 100% whole cardamom pods (Elettaria cardamomum) Tasting notes: Ginger • Apricots • Jungle Flowers