The article discusses cardamom. You will learn how to use it, where you can buy it. You will also learn how to use weight loss seasoning.
What is cardamom
Cardamom is the spicy fruits of the Cardamom present (green), a seedling of the Ginger family. Homeland plants – the southern regions of India. Today, cardamom is continental.
How does it look
Appearance (photo) cardamom
Fruits of cardamom are multi-seeded boxes, resembling rounded pods about 2 cm. Each pod contains a large number of small seeds.
Unripe fruits are collected for drying. They are dried in direct sunlight. It is used in order for the pods.
What taste of cardamom
Spice has a peculiar sweet-and-sweet taste of citrus. Cardamom has a spicy, spicy, slightly camphor, fragrant aroma.
What can replace the spice
For combining other spices.
For one teaspoon of cardamom, take the following amount of spices:
- in dessert dishes and pastries – by ½
Other types of cardamom
In recipes, you can also find the following types of cardamom:
- Black (Brown, Bengali, Nepali) – It has been found that it has been a pronounced camphor aroma.
- White – It has been found that cardamom has been treated with sulfuric acid.
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Useful properties of cardamom
The cardiomycards of iron and calcium are phosphorus and other organic compounds..
The spice has the following healing effects:
- suppresses inflammatory processes in the body;
- strengthens the immune system;
- helps to cope with infection;
- dilutes sputum and decreases;
- increases the production of gastric juice;
- eliminates flatulence;
- stimulates digestion;
- whets the appetite;
- removes slags and toxins from the body;
- helps to cope with nausea and vomiting;
- relieves pain and muscle spasm;
- normalizes blood pressure;
- inhibits the growth of pathogenic microorganisms;
- eliminates depression, lethargy, emotional and physical fatigue;
- increases sexual desire and potency;
- has a beneficial effect on vision;
- eliminates bad breath.
What is cardamom for women?
Women use cardamom for menstrual pain and premenstrual syndrome. In addition, it helps you to cope with the skin and it helps you to get extra pounds.
Cardamom has a positive effect on skin and hair. It is added to various cosmetics – creams, scrubs, masks. It stimulates hair follicles and stimulates hair growth.
Helps over cope with urinary incontinence, stimulates mental activity.
What is cardamom for men?
For men, cardamom is a powerful aphrodisiac, which leads to cope with erectile dysfunction. Spice also eliminates physical problems.
Cardamom is used in cooking, traditional medicine, cosmetology and aromatherapy.
In cooking, the spice is used:
- soups – lentil, bean, pea;
- sauces and gravies to meat and vegetable dishes;
- potato dishes;
- rice dishes;
- vegetable stew;
- lamb or beef stew;
- marinade for shish kebab;
- homemade sausages;
- liver pates;
- fish dishes;
- pastries – gingerbread, cookies, sweet buns;
- alcoholic drinks, tea and coffee;
- desserts – cake creams, marzipan sweets and
Cardamom goes well with cumin, saffron, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon and jira. If you are using the spice sheet, you will find out how to use it.
Cardamom gently cleanses the skin, helps to reduce the risk of tissue, restores normal metabolism and helps to reduce weight. For slimming tea is prepared with cardamom.
- Cardamom (fruit) – 1
How to cook: Boil water and brew cardamom fruit with boiling water. Let stand for 20 minutes, then filter the drink.
How to use: Divide the drink Take it before eating for 2 weeks. Cardamom follow a vegetable-milk diet.
Prepare for a drink of milk, cardamom and honey.
- Cardamom (ground) – 1 g.
- Milk – 200 ml.
- Natural honey – to taste.
How to cook: Add spice to milk and set to minimum heat. It is clear that it will be hot.
How to use: Take the remedy before bedtime.
How to make coffee with cardamom
Coffee gourmets piquant and easy spice. Coffee with cardamom is called jordanian coffee.
- Cardamom (ground) – ¼
How to cook: Mix coffee and cardamom, put it in minimal heat. It appears that he will not be allowed to drink it. It will be a condition that you can drink it again. Add milk and sugar to taste.
How to use: Drink a drink no more than 1 time a day before lunch.
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How to make tea with cardamom
It helps to reduce the risk of irritation of the body during the colds and flu.
- Cardamom (fruit) – 4 pcs.
- Green tea (large leaf) – 2
How to cook: Put the water on medium heat. Add cardamom pods and boil them for about 5 minutes. Then add tea and lemon zest. And leave for 15 minutes.
How to use: Drink a day for 1 cup of tea.
Tincture on cardamom
Cardamom liqueur is a strong alcoholic drink. It has a pleasant aroma and a savory, thorny taste. It is also used in the treatment of diseases of the joints, nervous disorders, impotence, insomnia and chronic fatigue.
- Cardamom (fruit) – 2 g.
- Food alcohol (40%) – 250 ml.
- Drinking clean water (or distilled) – 250 ml.
- Sugar – 150 g.
How to cookIt is tightly. Let stand for 2 weeks. After the expiration of the date, prepare for a sweet syrup: pour the water into an enamelled dipper, bring it to a boil. Then remove the syrup from the water. Filter the tincture, fill the bottle in a glass bottle
How to use: Before use, cool in the refrigerator. For therapeutic purposes, take the tincture of 50 g at bedtime.
Cardamom Essential Oil
Essential cardamom oil is used as a sedative and antiseptic. It is used for the preparation of inhalation solutions for coughing and mouthwash.
Also, it is used for aromatherapy sessions for heartburn. The average price is 290 rubles for 10 ml.
Eating cardamom purposes is contraindicated in the following conditions:
- individual intolerance;
- ulcerative erosive diseases of the digestive tract;
- irritable bowel syndrome;
- frequent diarrhea;
- acute form of hypertension.
It has been added that it has been added during cooking. It is not recommended to use it.
Where can one buy
It is often faked to use it. Therefore, it’s best to spice it up. So the chances of running will be minimal.
Cardamom is one of the most expensive seasonings. You can buy specialty spices and organic food. It is sold in most large supermarkets.
It is 350 rubles per 50 g, 70 rubles per 10 g. One of the main quality requirements is a sealed package without damage. It is best if the packaging is vacuum.
Store spice in a dry place. The cardamom is reduced.