The seeds of the green Cardamom ground into a fine powder. An ideal baking spice. Many spice blends call for ground cardamom; garam Masala is an example. The downside of ground cardamom is that it doesn’t keep anywhere near as long as the pods. You will find that the flavour and its aromatic smell deteriorate rapidly with time. Best to buy a little at a time and to store it in a tin or glass jar.