This seed pod which is native to the evergreen rain forest has been known for centuries for its culinary and medicinal properties.
- When combined with cinnamon and cloves you have a powerful chai drink.
- This spicy pod with a kick contains a wonderful array of essential volatile oils which are the true medicinal properties used to support overall wellbeing...More Info
The cardamom plant grows up to 4 meters in length in thick clumps and starts bearing its prized seed pods soon after about two years of plantation. Each pod measures about 1-2 cm in length. It is comprised of a three-sided pod with a thin, yet tough papery outer cover. Inside, tiny, deep-brown to black, aromatic seeds are arranged in vertical rows with each grain ensheathed again inside a very thin membrane.
While most traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine, many of the possible supportive properties have been noted to be in the powerful volatile oils.
Some of those constituents include pinene, sabinene, myrcene, phellandrene, limonene, 1, 8-cineole, terpinene, p-cymene, terpinolene, linalool, linalyl acetate, terpinen-4-oil, a-terpineol, a-terpineol acetate, citronellol, nerol, geraniol, methyl eugenol, and trans-nerolidol.
Cardamom is a natural source of some of the most important minerals like potassium, calcium, and magnesium.
In fact, 100 grams of the pods contain 1119 mg of potassium, 383 mg calcium, and 229 mg of magnesium. Some other impressive numbers that this tiny power pod is showing are iron 13.97 mg, phosphorus 178 mg, and zinc 7.47 mg.
While black pepper is known as the “King of spices”, cardamom is the queen. Not only is this spice a great way to kick up the flavor of animal protein but, it has been traditionally used in the middle east as a coffee substitute.
When combined with cinnamon and cloves you have a powerful chai drink.
In the culinary world, this spice is often used in both sweet dishes like traditional desserts and savory dishes which may include rice, meat, and lentils.
Some possible health benefits and traditional uses of Raw Organic Decorticated Cardamom Seed Powder may include:*
- Supporting oral health May Support healthy digestion May support the body's ability to heal mouth ulcers May neutralize the toughest bad breath May support healthy kidney function Traditionally used as a tonic
Constituents: a-terpineol 45%, myrcene 27%, limonene 8%, menthone 6%, ß-phellandrene 3%, 1,8-cineol 2%, sabinene 2% and heptane 2%, 1,8-cineol (20 to 50%), a-terpenylacetate (30%), sabinene, limonene (2 to 14%), and borneol.
Suggested Use: Add a dash or more to recipes or drinks.
Miscellaneous facts about our Raw, Decorticated, Organic Cardamom Seed Powder
Certifications: Certified USDA Organic.
Ingredients: Raw Organic Decorticated Cardamom Seed Powder.
Parts Used: Cardamon Seed.
Botanical Name: Elettaria cardamomum.
Other Names: Cardamon, cardamomum, kardamomon, kardamon, amomon.
Origin: Grown and dried in Nicaragua. Packaged with care in Florida, USA.
How to Maintain Optimum Freshness
- Our Organic Cardamom Seed Powder is packaged in airtight stand-up, resealable foil pouches for optimum freshness.
- Once opened, just push the air out of the pouch before resealing it in order to preserve maximum potency.
- Keep your Organic Cardamom Seed Powder in a cool, dark, dry place.
This product is 100% natural and minimally processed:
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Sources & References
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avaliablefrom https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20361714, Accessed January 16, 2018.
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- http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22182368, Antioxidative effects of the spice cardamom against non-melanoma skin cancer by modulating nuclear factor erythroid-2-related factor 2 and NF-?B signalling pathways, Jan. 2013
- http://www.ispub.com/journal/the-internet-journal-of-nutrition-and-wellness/volume-7-number-1/spices-in-cancer-prevention-an-overview.html#sthash.FQ1R1hiF.dpbs, Spices In Cancer Prevention: An Overview, Jan. 2013
- USDA National Nutrient Database: Spices, Cardamom: https://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/foods/show/256
- Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: Identification of
Proapoptopic, Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Proliferative, Anti-Invasive and Anti-Angiogenic Targets of Essential Oils in Cardamom by Dual Reverse Virtual Screening and Binding Pose Analysis
- British Journal of Nutrition: Antioxidative Effects of the Spice Cardamom Against Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer by Modulating Nuclear Factor Erythroid-2-Related Factor 2 and NF-?B Signalling Pathways
- "Journal of Ethnopharmacology"; Gastroprotective Effect of Cardamom, Elettaria Cardamomum Maton. Fruits in Rats; A. Jamal et al.; January 16, 2006
- Bhide, Monica. "Queen of Spices", Saveur, 8 March 2010. Retrieved on 4 December 2014.
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