Cardamom, also called elaichi, has been used as a flavoring agent and aromatic spice in India since ancient times. It is the seed pods of cardamom plants in the ginger family. It has a sweet, fruity, piney, and menthol-like flavor with a pleasant, complex aroma. It is one of the main ingredients in Indian garam masala. Cardamom can be used in sweet and savory dishes.
|Total lipid(fat)||6.7 g|
|Fiber, total dietary||28 g|
- The potent antioxidants present in the cardamom may help fight free-radical damage, diminish oxidative stress, and keep your cells safe.
- The diuretic and antioxidant properties of cardamom can lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart diseases.
- Consuming cardamom may help stimulate certain enzymes which can fight cancer cells.
- Dietary fiber present in the cardamom may reduce gastrointestinal problems and keep your digestive system healthy.
It is often found in rice preparations such as pulao, biryani, or fried rice, and vegetables. Cardamom can be used to flavor chai latte, coffee, and milk. Add cardamom in your fruit filling such as stone fruit galette, or apple pie. It can also be used to marinate meats and fish along with other spices and seasonings. People often use cardamom to flavor curries, gravies, and stews. Cardamom can also be added to confectionaries such as biscuits, and cakes.
Spice up your sweet or savory dishes with a healthy pinch of Zafran’s cardamom.