Green Cardamom Seed Pods 75g

£6.50

Cardamom is a fragrant seed pod spice that has been used in cooking and for medicinal purposes for centuries. Its origins can be traced back to India.

Cardamom has high levels of antioxidants and has been used in Indian traditional medicine (Ayurveda) to detoxify the body and improve health.

This aromatic spice is perfect for adding to both food and drink.

Ingredients: 100% Green Cardamom Pods

Country of Origin: India

Allergens: Packed in a factory that handles nuts and seeds

10 in stock

Description

 

Cardamom is a fragrant seed pod spice that has been used in cooking and for medicinal purposes for centuries. Its origins can be traced back to India.

Cardamom has high levels of antioxidants and has been used in Indian traditional medicine (Ayurveda) to detoxify the body and improve health.

This aromatic spice is perfect for adding to both food and drink.

 

What do cardamom pods taste like?

Cardamom has a sharp camphor-like taste.

 

How should I use cardamom pods?

Peel open the green cardamom to reveal the cardamom seeds inside. Grind these seeds to make cardamom powder which can easily be added to your food.

I love to make a cardamom infused latte – Add 1/4 tsp cardamom powder to a cup of warm milk, add honey, chopped almonds and pistachios and enjoy a warm cup of this cardamom latte before bed.

Do not throw away the green peels. Simply add them to your tea or coffee to give it a fragrant smell and taste.

 

You can also add cardamom to

Curries

Desserts

Tea or Coffee

Spice mixes

Biryani

Cool refreshing drinks

Baking

 

How many cardamom pods can I eat per day?

You should consult this with a doctor, especially if you have health conditions, however, there is no official recommended dosage. I would suggest a maximum of 2 pods.

 

How to store cardamom pods?

Store cardamom pods in a cool, dark cupboard away from direct sunlight or heat (such as your stove) or humidity in an airtight container. Cardamom pods can last for up to 1- 2 years if stored well.

After 2 years, the pods can still be used but they may not be as fragrant or strong tasting.

I always find that storing any spices in the refrigerator increases their shelf life quite a bit. Once open, place your cardamom pods in an airtight zip lock bag, place in a container and store it in your refrigerator. You need to ensure that the cardamom pods are stored in a cold, dry place. Moisture should not enter inside the cardamom pods.

 

Does cardamom have any nutritional benefits?

Some studies have been done in modern science and there are some benefits as well as some adverse side effects.

The benefits of consuming cardamom (according to healthline.com) supported by scientific research are as below:

  • Cardamom is a powerful antioxidant which may help lower blood pressure
  • Studies in mice have shown that certain compounds in cardamom may fight cancer
  • The antioxidant compounds in cardamom may help protect cells from damage and slow down and prevent inflammation in your body
  • Studies in rats have shown that cardamom may help prevent digestive issues and help with reducing the size and number of stomach ulcers
  • Cardamom may reduce bad breath and help prevent cavities

 

Disclaimer: Please note that we are not stating that any of the above are true. They are benefits found from our research online.

 

Does cardamom have any adverse side effects?

As with all foods, it’s always best to eat a little bit to start out with (if you’ve never eaten it before) to check if you have any side effects.

Cardamom is generally safe to use though many studies have not yet been done on it.

Cardamom may not be safe for pregnant women and breastfeeding women.

Consult your GP if you have any concerns.

Additional information

Weight 0.1 kg
Size

75g, 500g

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