Cardamom is an exceptional spice with its captivating scent. used in Indian and Oriental cuisines.
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What is cardamom?
Green cardamom is a capsule-shaped spice in which black seeds are hidden. Cardamom assembles black seeds inside.
Indeed, the black seeds of cardamom inside the green capsule are aromatic and have culinary and medicinal interest.
This spice comes from an aromatic herbaceous plant of the Zingiberaceae family such as ginger. It is a perennial rhizome plant, called cardamom, which produces fruits harvested at the end of maturity, but still green.
This plant grows in South America, and the harvest is from October to January. The seeds are harvested by hand, then dried before being put on sale.
The aroma of cardamom.
Cardamom has a subtle and pleasant citrus scent, with a lemony and herbaceous flavor, with a taste of pine sap and eucalyptus, but very fresh. In terms of taste, which offers all its aromatic power, subtly minty and lemony.
Use of cardamom in cooking?
You can use the whole cardamom with its capsule with the seeds still inside, or use it by collecting the aromatic seeds in the capsule, or use it in powder form after having crushed it.
There is a trick to easily shell cardamom seeds: simply heat a pan over high heat, put the green seeds in the dry pan, stirring constantly until they burst and thus release black seeds.
To make them into powder, you can put the grains in a blender or in a coffee grinder or in a mortar with a pestle.
Quantity to use?
The ideal is to follow a recipe with a precise dosage. It depends on the quantity per portion and the variety of dishes, cardamom is a very fragrant spice, so use with adjustment when tasting.
The health benefits of cardamom?
In addition to its taste properties, here are their health benefits
- Cardamom is an Anti-inflammatory:
Cardamom is widely used for its properties to treat dental and gum infections, throat problems, inflammation of the eyelids, inflammation of the lungs, tuberculosis.
- Cardamom is a powerful antiseptic.
For stomach pains Cardamom has many therapeutic benefits on the digestive system, it facilitates digestion by regulating the intestinal flora, by toning digestive and intestinal functions, it stimulates the production of bile.
It is used recommended against colic and diarrhea.
Cardamom helps fight all winter ailments: colds, flu, bronchitis and other respiratory ailments, sore throats.
Cardamom is also used in cases of urinary infections, against fatigue and stress.
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