The green cardamom pods are more expensive than the other varieties of cardamom because they are harder to find, and they retain their aroma and flavor much longer than its siblings. The green pods are highly valued by all the great chefs and connoisseurs when any recipe requires cardamom as a spice. Cardamom can be used in many different ways. It's found in curries and as a flavoring in Indian spiced tea. Cardamom is also used in Scandinavian sweet dishes, such as coffee cakes, pastries.