Cardamom - known for centuries, one of the most expensive and precious exclusive spices in the world. Why should you include it in your diet and why are we mentioning it today?
Coming from the ginger family, cardamom has a distinctive, spicy, lemony-gingery and at the same time sweet taste, with a slight spicy note. When added to coffee or cocoa, it adds character to drinks, and is an ideal combination with sweet as well as meat dishes.
Interestingly, it is found in three different types worldwide:
- Elettaria cardamomum i.e. green, Malabar cardamom, native to India
- Amomum subulatum i.e. black cardamom, native to the Himalayas and China
- and Aframomum - cardamom found in Madagascar and Africa.
It owes its excellent reputation not only to its taste but also to its health-promoting properties. Already in ancient China, its benefits were known for its use during digestive problems (through its diastolic and warming effects). In ancient Egypt, it was used to improve oral hygiene, as it combats bad breath for a long time.
In addition, the spice helps with respiratory disorders (including bronchitis and asthma), relieves coughs, decongests blocked noses, supports the fight against colds and flu, and is antiviral and antibacterial. Cardamom has also found extensive use in the cosmetic industry, moreover, it is recommended for people who want to lose body fat.
In addition, cardamom is a valued and one of the most effective aphrodisiacs. In India, it is considered a natural remedy to increase sensations in the bedroom It's not a well-known fact that natural spices are best able to ignite our senses, hence they seem to be an irresistible proposition on Valentine's evening.
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