10 Alternatives to Expensive Ingredients


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Cardamom

Cardamom is one of the most expensive spices in the world.
Cardamom is one of the most expensive spices in the world.
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Cardamom is a spice used in Scandinavian, Indian and Middle Eastern cuisines, but since it's one of the world's most expensive spices, many of us simply can't afford to buy it. Luckily, you can substitute ground cinnamon or a combination of equal parts cinnamon and nutmeg to get a similar warm, spicy flavor.