Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum) is a spicy aromatic spice from the Zingiberaceae family. It is a perennial plant reaching a height between 1.8 and 3.6 m. Sometimes the name cardamom is spelled cardamom.
The green seed pods of the plant are dried and the seeds are used in Indian and Asian cuisine whole or ground. Ground cardamom is the main ingredient of the curry.
In the Middle East, cardamom is added to coffee, and in other countries such as Iran, it is used in tea. It is an ingredient in herbal teas from India called 'Yogi tea'. The Indian state of Sikkim is the first in growing and producing the spice in India.
Cardamom has a strong, unique taste and a very strong aroma. It is often used in baking in Scandinavia. Although it is one of the most expensive spices by weight, it only takes a small amount to change the taste.
It is best to store cardamom whole in the pods, as the seeds quickly lose their flavor after grinding.
Cardamom is a traditional spice for black coffee in Arab countries and for herbal teas in India - Yogi tea.
Ground cardamom is one of the ingredients of curry. It is used in confectionery together with ginger, nutmeg and anise to prepare mainly gingerbread and shortbread. Cardamom is used in the sausage and liqueur industry, where it is used as a preservative and for flavoring.
Protects the heart
Prolonged consumption of cardamom leads to lower heart rate or normalization of blood pressure. The antioxidants contained in cardamom have an effect on cholesterol levels.
Cardamom has antidepressant properties. Cardamom essential oil is one of the most widely used oils in aromatherapy. Cardamom has a beneficial effect on depression, as well as stomach and lung diseases.
Detoxifies the body
Metabolic processes in the body lead to the release of toxins and free radicals. Cardamom fights precisely against these substances. Essential oils and biochemical preparations that contain cardamom are recommended for detoxification of the body. Scientific studies prove that cardamom is also effective in fighting cancer cells.
Powdered cardamom pods.
Use as an aromatic spice for coffee, liqueurs, small cakes, couscous, as well as for soups, sauces, meatballs, sausages, rice dishes.
Packing: 100 g