Buy Cardamom. The Exotic spice from the South.
Green cardamom grown in the farmlands of North Karnataka, in South India, has a strong and unique aroma. Known as the queen of spices, it is the worlds third most expensive spice. Essential in Indian and other Asian cuisines, it is used in curries, sweets, spice mixes and chai.
Nutritional & Health Benefits:
Cardamom is a source of minerals like, calcium, magnesium and pottasium. It also contains vital vitamins like riboflavin, niacin and vitamin-C.
It is a herb that has the potential to cure cough and cold. It is said that it helps to stay healthy and increase life span.The therapeutic properties of cardamom oil have disease preventing properties.
Different preparations and concoctions of cardamom aids digestion, prevents bad breath, gives relief from heartburn, intestinal spasms, irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhea, liver and gall bladder complaints, and loss of appetite.
The compounds in it help to fight cancer causing cells in our body.
Inhaling cardamom essential oil is said to help treat sleep issues.
It is a much sought-after ingredient in Indian cooking. It is used in Indian sweets and dessert preparations.
The aromatic seed is used in the preparation of biryani, meat, sweets like kheer, kulfi and masala chai.
We can use this aromatic spice with fruits such as oranges, apples coconut and bananas, sweet dishes made out of these can be flavoured with a pinch of pounded cardamom to enhance the flavours.
Bath & Beauty
It might sound strange, but cardamom has a host of benefits and is also used in bath and beauty products such as soaps ,creams and perfumes.
- Ground green cardamom lose their flavor and aroma rapidly. The pods should be stored in an airtight container.
- Store it in a cool, dry place. Keep away from direct sunlight and fire.