The flavorful spice, native to India, has a long history. It was first used by ancient Egyptians, then by the Greeks and Romans. It has been particularly popular in Indian, Middle Eastern and Scandinavian cuisine. Cardamom seeds are the flavorful part of this plant's pod. The seeds have an intense flavor and often need to be crushed or ground prior to using. Try our cardamom in baking, curries, and in meat dishes.