Badia Organic Cardamom 1.75 oz. (49.6 g)
Badia Organic Cardamom is a seed native to India and Sri Lanka that is considered by many to be "Queen of Spice." Cardamom is versatile because it pairs well with different flavors. Cardamom is commonly used in pastries, fruit based dishes, cakes, curries, rice, milk custards and even to flavor coffee.
When reference is made to Hindu food, not only does one think of curry, but also a great variety of spices such as turmeric, ginger and cumin. These spices make it a rich gastronomy and varied in flavor. The importance of the spices in Hindu cooking is such that food without it is considered appropriate only for the sick.
- In North India, especially the region of Kashmir, Heart, a festival of lamb and fish is celebrated. In this area, there is also Dehra Dun, a region famous for its aromatic rice called basmati. Here, also, lamb is important and it's cooked with asafetida, ginger, fennel seeds, red ground chili and other spice that are mixed with yogurt. Bread of this region is also varied and appetizing.
- In the area of Bengala, the East, where sheep, duck, pork and fish is consumed, the region has in interest in vegetarian food. The most elegant dish by far is the Hilsa, in which fish is cut in pieces and mixed with a paste made of mustard seeds, mustard oil, red chilies, green chilies, turmeric and salt all rolled up in a banana leaf and stem cooked. Traditional desserts are Rasagulla, Sandesh and Mishti Doi, which is a type of sweet yogurt.
- In South India, including the city of Hyderabad, the food is usually roasted or steamed, low in fat and accompanied by rice or wheat. A plate of rice is usually served to accompany a Sambha-rasan, thin soup with curry, a vegetable and curd preparation is called Pachadi. Coconut is an important ingredient in this region's cooking. A popular dish in the Kerela territory is Appams, a type of rice pancake and a thick stew. Traditional desserts are Mysore pak and Paya zum.
- In West India, covering Guajarat and Goa, where vegetarian food prevails, rice and beans cakes seasoned with coriander, coconut or tamarind are common, as well as a bread cracker called Khakhras. A typical snack in this region is one called Bhel Puri that consists of a spicy hot mixture of chickpeas, flour, chopped onions, green chilies, chopped coriander, tamarind and steamed potatoes. The most traditional dessert is the one called Peda, made out of evaporated milk (almost a curd), served in molds decorated with forms and figures.
Jose Badia left Spain in 1960, looking for new opportunities in the New World. He first landed in Santiago de las Vegas, Cuba, where he became known for his hardware store, Badia & Garrigo. In 1963, with difficulties facing Cuba, Jose emigrated to Puerto Rico and entered the world of spices. After leaving Puerto Rico in 1967, the Badia family looked for new markets in Miami, the land of Cuban immigrants, building brand loyalty. There, Badia begins to grow with the help of another company, and begins to appear on grocery store shelves. Slowly, Badia becomes more popular and well-known, and it spreads to more grocery stores. By 1998, Badia has expanded worldwide. More than 350 UPC’s, placement in 1100 points of sale in the U.S., international markets in three continents, international distribution and a dynamic, high-tech production line with an increase of 28,000 square feet at its new warehouse prove Badia is a great leader in its category.
Badia strives to be the strongest ethnic line of spices in the marketplace, with the most competitive prices and an exceptional selection of products for consumers to choose from.