Best ground fresh from the pod before using, as it quickly loses its flavor once ground. Smaller pods are more flavorful and the most sought after. Whole pods are slightly crushed and added to curries and stews for flavoring. To obtain just the seeds, lightly pound the pods until they crack and the seeds will spill out. The flavor is complex, slightly sweet, floral, and spicy with citrus undertones. 1.2 oz.