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.

 

 

Health Benefits

 

  • 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

  Amt. Per 
Serving
% Daily 
Value*
Calories 18
Calories from Fat 3
Total Fat 0 g 1%
Saturated Fat 0 g 0%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 1 mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 4 g 1%
Dietary Fibre 2 g 6%
Sugar
Protein 1 g
Vitamin A0% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium2% Iron 4%

*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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