Kerala Cardamom We bring you the most fresh hand picked naturally grown aromatic cardamom from the tropical forests of Idukki, Kerala. Health benefits of CARDAMOM This exotic spice contains many plants derived chemical compounds that are known to have been anti-oxidant, disease preventing and health promoting properties. The spicy pods contain many essential volatile oils that include pinene, sabinene, myrcene, phellandrene, limonene, 1, 8-cineole, terpinene, p-cymene, terpinolene, linalool, linalyl acetate, terpinen-4-oil, a-terpineol, a-terpineol acetate, citronellol, nerol, geraniol, methyl eugenol, and trans-nerolidol. The therapeutic properties of cardamom oil have been found application in many traditional medicines as antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, digestive, diuretic, expectorant, stimulant, stomachic and tonic. Cardamom is a good source of minerals like potassium, calcium, and magnesium. 100 g pods contain 1119 mg of this electrolyte. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps control heart rate and blood pressure. The human body uses copper for the production of red blood cells. Additionally, it is also an excellent source of iron and manganese. 100 g pods contain 13.97 mg or 175% of daily required levels of iron. Iron required for red blood cell formation and cellular metabolism. Manganese is a co-factor for the enzyme, superoxide dismutase, a potent free-radical scavenger. Further, these aromatic pods are rich in many vital vitamins, including riboflavin, niacin, vitamin-C that is essential for optimum health.
Cardamom can be used whole or the seeds can be ground and added to both sweet and savory dishes. To add a certain flavor to your rice and curries the seeds of cardamoms are ground with other spices. Its aroma and taste certainly enhances the taste of desserts and drinks. In fact green cardamom when added to tea will relax and rejuvenate you.
Cardamom has great nutritional value being a good source of minerals like calcium and magnesium. Cardamom has immense value for health purposes. It improves your digestive system, helps in controlling your sugar levels and even prevents diseases like cancer. Improving your heart health, controlling asthma and fighting depression are other benefits of cardamom. In fact a cardamom if chewed can rid you of chronic cough and colds.
How to Store:
It is recommended to store whole cardamom pods in an air tight container as once the seeds get exposed and kept in a ground form they lose their aroma and flavor.
Including cardamom in your diet can give you wondrous or almost magical benefits. It is advisable to order cardamom online and avail its benefits.