Cardamom, often misspelled as cardamon, is a spice whose geographical use is widespread. Cardamom is the common name for several plant species native to India and southeastern Asia. It is used for its aromatic pods and seeds. This versatile spice is widely used from Europe to India as well as the United States. In India cardamom is used to flavor curries. In Europe, especially in Scandinavia and Germany it is an essential ingredient in pastries such as stollen and different types of breads. Chances are you've had a pastry or dessert with cardamom, but you were not able to identify what it was. Use OliveNation's cardamom extract to flavor breads and pastries. Use it sparingly since the flavor is quite pronounced.