It is reffered to as the queen of spices because of its sweet aroma and taste. It is mainly cultivated in the forests of western ghat in south India. There are 2 main types of cardamom; green and black. Green cardamom is used in traditional indian sweets and beverages. Black cardamom has a camphor like taste so it is not used as sweet but as a spice in Indian cuisine. Cardamom is an Indian spice known for its intense flavor and its use in traditional medicine, such as to help with digestion. Cardamom is an aromatic seed pod used in many Indian preparations such as a creamy kheer or a rich biryani. This exotic spice belongs to the ginger family. Cardamom has antimicrobial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties. It helps in protecting your heart from elevated cholesterol levels.
|Nutritional Facts||Calories: 0, Carbs: 0 g, Fat: 0 g, Protein: 0 g.|
|Benefits||Antioxidant and Diuretic Properties may lower blood pressure. May contain Cancer-Fighting Compounds. May Protect from Chronic Diseases thanks to Anti-Inflammatory effects. May help with Digestive Problems, including Ulcers|
|How To Use||Cardamom pairs well with poultry, red meat, lentils, oranges, rice and other warm spices, like nutmeg and cinnamon. It's ideal in curries, teas, baked goods (like this gorgeous bread) and sausages.|