Cardamom, closely related to ginger, is one of the world’s most ancient spices. It can be used in both sweet and savoury dishes. It has a rich aroma that some may even compare to mint. Cardamom has been used for centuries in many traditional medicines and has lifelong benefits.
Some of the benefits that it can offer are:
Rich in vitamins and minerals: Cardamom really is the queen of spices; it contains several vitamins and minerals and is low in carbs and calories. It has potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, and phosphorus. All elements that you require for a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
Curing bad breath: Cineole is the oil found within Cardamom and is known for its antimicrobial properties. When combined with good dental hygiene it can help rid you of bad breath.
Aids in Digestive issues: The essential oil of menthon, which is found in Cardamom, helps with gastrointestinal issues, stomach cramps and indigestion. Not only does it reduce the acidity in your stomach, but it can also help with feelings of nausea due to its antiemetic properties.
Detoxifying properties: The essential oils and phytochemicals (chemicals produced by plants) found within Cardamon provide detoxifying affects within the body. Upon researching this amazing spice further, we found that you can use it in your tea which can help to flush out toxins and keep you healthy for the duration of your life.
With so many amazing health benefits, why not try Cardamom in your next dinner or dessert!
Extra Sweet Tips:
- At bedtime add Cardamom, nutmeg, and black pepper to your milk at night for a peaceful sleep
- Chew on a pod of Cardamom after your meals for a different version of an after-dinner breath mint
- Take our Cardamom and Chickpea biscuits on your next car trip to help with motion sickness