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Monday, 3 September 2012

Cardamom

What is Cardamom
First, the basics. Cardamom is a seed that is related to ginger and originated in India (both of which explain why it makes frequent appearances in Indian sauces, chutneys and rubs). There are three types of cardamom; green cardamom, black cardamom and Madagascar cardamom. Most of the cuisine uses green cardamom. The taste is citrusy and floral, as well as warm and peppery. This spice is widely consumed throughout Asia and Scandinavia.
Health Benefits
  • Cardamom is effective in improving digestion. It helps those suffering from stomach cramps. It is a good stimulant and beneficial for those suffering from flatulence and gas. 
  • Cardamom also helps in cleansing the body as it has detoxifying properties. 
  • Cardamom enhances appetite and provides relief from acidity in the stomach. It is used in the cure of halitosis.
  • Those suffering from nausea as well as excessive threat can also try out cardamom. Along with some other medicines, it can be used for treating mouth ulcers.

Medical disclaimer:

The information and reference guides in this website are intended solely for the general information for the reader. It is not to be used to diagnose health problems or for treatment purposes. It is not a substitute for medical care provided by a licensed and qualified health professional. Please consult your health care provider for any advice on medications.



Names In Other Languages for Cardamom(Arabic, Assamese, Bengali,Chinese, French, German, Gujarati,Hindi, Kannada, Malay, Malayalam, Oriya, Sinhala, Spanish, Tamil, Telugu, Turkish, Urdu)::

Nutritional value

NUTRITION INFORMATION
Amounts per 1 tbsp, ground (6g)

Calorie Information
Amounts Per Selected Serving
%DV
Calories
17.9
(74.9 kJ)
1%
  From Carbohydrate
12.6
(52.8 kJ)
  From Fat
3.2
(13.4 kJ)
  From Protein
2.1
(8.8 kJ)
  From Alcohol
~
(0.0 kJ)

Carbohydrates
Amounts Per Selected Serving
%DV
Total Carbohydrate
3.9
g
1%
Dietary Fiber
1.6
g
6%
Starch
~
Sugars
~

Fats & Fatty Acids
Amounts Per Selected Serving
%DV
Total Fat
0.4
g
1%
Saturated Fat
0.0
g
0%
Monounsaturated Fat
0.1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.0
g
Total trans fatty acids
~
Total trans-monoenoic fatty acids
~
Total trans-polyenoic fatty acids
~
Total Omega-3 fatty acids
6.9
mg
Total Omega-6 fatty acids
17.8
mg
Protein & Amino Acids
Amounts Per Selected Serving
%DV
Protein
0.6
g
1%

Vitamins
Amounts Per Selected Serving
%DV
Vitamin A
0.0
IU
0%
Vitamin C
1.2
mg
2%
Vitamin D
~
~
Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol)
~
~
Vitamin K
~
~
Thiamin
0.0
mg
1%
Riboflavin
0.0
mg
1%
Niacin
0.1
mg
0%
Vitamin B6
0.0
mg
1%
Folate
~
~
Vitamin B12
0.0
mcg
0%
Pantothenic Acid
~
~
Choline
~
Betaine
~

Minerals
Amounts Per Selected Serving
%DV
Calcium
22.0
mg
2%
Iron
0.8
mg
4%
Magnesium
13.2
mg
3%
Phosphorus
10.2
mg
1%
Potassium
64.3
mg
2%
Sodium
1.0
mg
0%
Zinc
0.4
mg
3%
Copper
0.0
mg
1%
Manganese
1.6
mg
80%
Selenium
~
~
Fluoride
~

Sterols
Amounts Per Selected Serving
%DV
Cholesterol
0.0
mg
0%
Phytosterols
2.6
mg

Other
Amounts Per Selected Serving
%DV
Alcohol
0.0
g
Water
0.5
g
Ash
0.3
g
Caffeine
~
Theobromine
~


Footnotes for Spices, cardamom
Source: Nutrient data for this listing was provided by USDA SR-21. Each "~" indicates a missing or incomplete value.

Percent Daily Values (%DV) are for adults or children aged 4 or older, and are based on a 2,000 calorie reference diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower based on your individual needs.

Nutrition Data's Opinion, Completeness Score™, Fullness Factor™, Rating, Estimated Glycemic Load (eGL), and Better Choices Substitutions™ are editorial opinions of NutritionData.com, given without warranty, and are not intended to replace the advice of a nutritionist or health-care professional. Nutrition Data's opinions and ratings are based on weighted averages of the nutrient densities of those nutrients for which the FDA has established Daily Values, and do not consider other nutrients that may be important to your health or take into account your individual needs. Consequently, Nutrition Data's higher-rated foods may not necessarily be healthier for you than lower-rated ones. All foods, regardless of their rating, have the potential to play an important role in your diet.

IF Rating™ is a trademark of Monica Reinagel. Data for the IF Rating was provided by inflammationfactor.com.


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Cardamom Substitute

Depending on the recipe, you could substitute mace or nutmeg or even allspice.

Where it can be used

Cardamom can be used in sweet or savoury dishes depending on your taste. 
Cardamom has been used medicinally for thousands of years. It was popular in Ancient Greece, Rome, Egypt, India and China. It is renowned for its ability to treat digestive and stomach disorders

How to Store

It is best to buy cardamom still in the pods, which are removed and discarded. You can also buy cardamom seeds however; they lose much of their flavor. Ground cardamom has even less flavor than the fresher ones. Most recipes usually call for green cardamom. Store it air tight container

Recipe Using   Cardamom   (Here I list only main dishes.. but Cardamom can be used in lot of dishes just to add little flavour)


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1 comment:

  1. wwooow....great space you have here...thanks for sharing wonderful info abt cardamom..:)
    Tasty Appetite

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