Cardamom is the typical spice of Indian cuisine, it is used in the composition of all curries and all masales. The scent of cardamom is pleasant, penetrating, slightly camphorated, with a hint of pepper and lemon. Cardamom scents Arabian coffee and oriental desserts. A popular spice in Scandinavia, it perfumes cakes, mulled wines, pies, cold meats. Closer to home, the seeds can flavor fabulous gingerbread.