The green cardamom that grows in Zanzibar is one of the most expensive spices by weight in the world. During good rains, the farmers regularly harvest it throughout a year but the peak season of harvesting occurs during the two rainy periods: from March to April and from October to November.
This spice has peppery and citrusy taste, sometimes with a hint of sweet flavour. Usually. it is used fresh, because cardamom quickly loses its flavour and essential oils. As well as Hindus, Zanzibar's people commonly used it in cuisine to flavour pilau and chai. It is worth trying this spice for its health benefits to counteract digestive problems or to treat stomach pain, nausea, heartburn, loss of appetite, and much more. Green cardamom is an ideal antioxidant containing lots of vitamins, phytonutrients, and essential oils.