Cardamom will trip you out. It takes your nose and tastebuds on a whirlwind trip. It's intensely aromatic, spicy, flowery, minty and a little pungent. This spice is so strong that alone it is a little unpleasant but when blended with other spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice it is quite amazing.
Cardamom is native to India and Indonesia and is a common ingredient in Indian cooking. It grows as a papery-like pod that contains multiple small black seeds.
Guatemala is the largest producer of Cardamom, producing close to 30 tons of it a year.