What is cardamom?

Cardamom refers to the seeds of a plant of the familyGinger, which is harvested in the forests of India unripe and dried in the sun. Cardamom is used as a seasoning, very fond in the East, also it is appreciated in Germany and Scandinavia, in European cuisine it is rarely used. Has a spicy, pungent, burning taste.

Useful properties of cardamom

  • Contains magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, zinc, iron, manganese, copper.
  • It is rich in vitamins of group B: B1, B2, B3.
  • It is a good antioxidant.
  • Helps with colds, increases immunity.
  • Improves digestion and digestion.
  • Freshens breath.
  • Has an antiseptic effect.
  • Helps to cope with stress and neuroses (in aromatherapy), has a calming effect.

However cardamom can not be used for people suffering from diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and duodenum.

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