Cardamom is a spice which originated from tropical parts of India, Nepal, and South Asia in 19th Century. The spice is now grown commercially in a variety of forms across regions with a tropical climate.
The tiny black seeds within the cardamom pods release an intense flavour. These can be ground using a mortar and pestle or spice mill, but like other spice, a little goes a long way.
- For centuries, cardamom has been touted as having aphrodisiac and antimicrobial properties with the ability to cure impotency. (1)
- Believed to have the ability to enhance the mood which explains why it is used as an antidepressant and in aromatherapy. (2)
- There is 80 percent of your recommended daily intake of manganese per tablespoon which is essential to provide antioxidants that protect cells in the body. (3)
- Contains good levels of fibre to support bowel movements and digestive functions. (4)
- A good source of vitamin C which is needed to help provide autoimmunity functions for the body’s defensive system. (5)
- Cardamom contains volatile oils which are effective in treating gastrointestinal disorders. (6)
Cardamom Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 tablespoon (6 grams), ground
|Calories from Fat||3|
|Total Fat||0 g||1%|
|Saturated Fat||0 g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrates||4 g||1%|
|Dietary Fibre||2 g||6%|
|Vitamin A0%||Vitamin C||2%|
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie intake.
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