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Everything You Need to Know About Cardamom 

Cardamom is a spice popularly used for centuries in cooking and as a medicine. Cardamom’s taste has a strong, sharp, sweet, smokey flavor with the hints of mint and lemon. This spice is widely used in Indian, Arabic, Middle Eastern, and Swedish cuisine. 

You can get two types of cardamom, whole and ground, which is perfect for preparing dessert, meat, vegetable, and hot beverages. Before you decide on buying multiple pods of cardamom or packets of ground cardamom, you can check out the following beneficial sides, side effects, storing ideas, and a quick recipe you can prepare at home.    

What is Cardamom? 

Cardamom is a spice created from seed pods of different plants in the ginger family. Cardamom pods are small, shaped as spindles, and triangular in cross-section. The seeds got a small black texture, while pods differ in size and color by species. 

Cardamom is called the queen of spice as it can enhance dishes’ flavors and is the third most expensive spice. Also, this spice has different kinds, but the black and green pods are the most popular.     

  • Green cardamom is popularly known as true cardamom as its most common variety you will find in the grocery store’s spice aisle. It’s the top choice for sweet dishes and works amazing with savory dishes. 
  • Black cardamom is stronger and has a mint-like flavor with larger pods that are dark brown. It has a smoky element that makes it a good addition to savory dishes, but you can use it in sweet dishes.  
  • White cardamom is made from green pods, and the bleached version has a milder flavor.   

Whole vs. Ground Cardamom

Recipes that call for green cardamom need whole pods with intact seeds. It makes the recipe more flavorful, and you need to throw out the pods after cooking is done. You don’t want to taste the whole cardamom as it tastes very unpleasant. 

You can get whole pods if you use green cardamom in your recipe. If you buy ground green cardamom from our shop Goodiesareus, it will not be as flavorful as whole pods. Also, the oil from the cardamom seeds will lose its flavor quickly after the seeds are ground. 

Nutritional Value of Cardamom

Cardamom contains a rich amount of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that are beneficial for your health. According to the Department of Agriculture, one tablespoon can contain, 

  • Calories: 18
  • Total fat: 0.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 4.0 g
  • Fiber: 1.6 g
  • Protein: 0.6 g
  • Calcium: 22.2 mg
  • Iron: 0.81 mg
  • Magnesium: 13.3 mg
  • Phosphorus: 10.3 mg 
  • Potassium: 64.9 mg 

Also, it contains a small number of vitamins like niacin, riboflavin, thiamin, pyridoxine, and vitamin C.

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