Cardamon

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Is cardamon an every day part of your life – your kitchen life that is?

Mine either, but since it is choke full of health building parts; I think we should start adding it to everything!

Besides being so versatile, cardamon can be used in sweet or savory dishes.  Cardamon is a good source of potassium, calcium and magnesium also iron  & manganese which is a co-factor for the enzyme superoxide dismutase.  Superoxide dismutase you say?  What’s that?

Superoxide dismutase is a powerful free-radical scavenger.

I don’t know about you but I WANT my free-radicals scavenged!

Is that all that cardamon s good for?

No!

Traditional Chinese Medicine (Ayurveda) uses cardamon for teeth and gum infections, throat problems, congestion of lungs, pulmonary TB, inflammation of the eyelids, gastrointestinal disorders, disintegrating kidneys, gallstones, and a antidote for poisons and venoms.

Cardamon is repudiated to have aphrodisiac properties, to cure impotency issues, erectile dysfunctions and even cure premature ejaculation.

It is obvious that cardamon has a lot of beneficial properties.  I also know that there are no magic pills but adding beneficial spices and herbs is beneficial as well as eating the best diet you can will go a long way in getting and keeping you as healthy as possible!

When using cardamon it is best to grind fresh as needed to obtain as many nutrients as possible.  When you purchase already ground cardamon the chances of it having much potency left is pretty small since once ground; cardamon will begin loosing strength pretty quickly.  Actually  that is the case for all spices and herbs, not to mention that they are commonly already rancid when you purchase them and if not they’ve been irradiated anyways to extend their shelf life.

I love the smell of fresh ground cardamon, it makes me think of Christmas.

I’ve got some recipes to try featuring cardamon so stay tuned.   I’ll try to get them on here soon :)

Do you use cardamon?  Drop me a note in the comments and let me know your favorite thing to do with cardamon.

While reading reviews on Amazon; I ran across this review (speaking of cardamon)- Wonderful flavor! If I’m having trouble falling asleep, I put a pinch of this in some hot milk, along with a pinch of nutmeg, cinnamon, and a bit of honey.

Nice idea.

Link up with some friends:

 

Resources:

  • http://www.cardamomspice.com/uses_for_cardamom.htm
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