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Cardamom, Red (Cao Guo)




Actually a variety of black cardamom these ribbed and variegated, nutmeg-sized cardamom pods are known for their earthy, camphor-like flavor and chile pepper aroma. Red cardamom should be grated as such as its flavor builds easily and can overpower a dish.

Also known as false cardamom, tsaoko fruit, and Chinese black cardamom Cao Guo is a vital part of the Sichuan kitchen. In Chinese medicine it is also used for treating digestive problems due to its soothing qualities


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