Cardamon - Whole seeds - BIO - 50g
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Scientific Name : Elettaria cardamomum
Origin of the Spice : Oldest available reference of this spice can be traced to Sri Lanka. This is found in several countries in Asia namely India, Indonesia, Bhutan & Nepal. India was the biggest producer of Cardamom until late 20th Century. One of the German coffee planter Oscar Majus Kloeffer, planted Cardamom in Guatemala by taking it from Kerala State of India before the World War 1. Thanks to him, Guatemala is the biggest producer and export in the world followed by India at the second place. Cardamom has been historically very expensive spice and today it is the third most expensive spice in the world.
Health Benefits : It is used as a strong breath odor neutralizer. It is used in Gin and Herbal teas. The world famous Indian Chai tea or Korean medical tea Jeho-Tang uses mainly Cardamom. It is also used widely in Europe especially in Northern European countries like Norway, Sweden and Finland. Julekake Bread from the Nordic countries and a sweet bun by name Kardemummabullar in Sweden and another sweet bread in Finland by name Pulla is made from Cardamom.
In Ayurveda, Cardamom helps in eliminating waste through Kidney and it acts a natural agent against Nausea, Acidity, Constipation, bloating to name a few.
Recipe : Pulla Bread from Finland