Cardamom has a solid, extraordinary taste, with a seriously sweet-smelling, resinous scent. Black cardamom has a particularly progressively smoky, however not unpleasant, smell, with a coolness some think about like mint. Green cardamom is one of the most costly flavors by weight yet little is expected to grant enhance. Green Cardamom is one of the most costly flavors by weight on the planet. Only a few others, such as Saffron and Vanilla, are more expensive. The main reason this spice is so expensive is that it needs to be harvested by hand. It is a very labor-intensive handpicking process. With a smoked mint, almost menthol-like flavor, Cardamom is much more severe in taste than its fragrant green counterpart. Pre-ground cardamom is handy in the spice cabinet, yet it can diminish in potency quickly, so buying and grinding the pods is the best way to harness the spice’s full flavor.