More than any other spice, the aroma of cardamom awakens memories of tales from “A One Thousand and One Nights”. As described in those tales, Zanzibar’s spice bazaars are also enveloped in the unmistakable aroma of this fantastic spice. What is less well known is that cardamom comes from the seed pods of the cardamom shrub and that this plant only thrives under very particular conditions. For it to thrive well, the cardamom shrub requires soil rich in humus, a hot humid climate, shade, and regular care. Zanzibar offers these ideal conditions. Cardamom from 1001 Organic is mainly cultivated under old mango trees that provide the necessary shade.