Culinary Notes :
Cardamom pods ground have a strong, unique taste, with an intensely aromatic, resinous fragrance. Cardamom was originally native to India and can be found in some of its neighbouring countries such as Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Nepal and Guatemala. They are triangular in cross-section and spindle-shaped, with a thin green outer shell and a small black seeds inside. Cardamom is highly valued and one of the more expensive spices by weight, but little is needed to impart flavor. It is used in both savoury and sweet dishes as well as a traditional flavouring for coffee and tea. Cardamom also has many medicinal purposes and helps the body eliminate waste through the kidneys.Green Cardamom pods are ground to then be mixed seamlessly into Sauces and curries etc imparting strong flavour without the texture of the whole pod.
- Cardamom is used differently by different cultures
- Use it to flavour coffee
- Use it to flavour pastries, cakes, biscuits and fruit desserts.
- In Indian cuisine use it to flavour curries.
Cardamon has many health benefits. It stimulates the digestive system, reduces gas and counteract excess acidity in the stomach. It also stimulates appetite and cures halitosis (bad breath).
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