Green cardamom seeds have an intense and aromatic taste. They are used in the kitchen to flavor many dishes and in particular desserts. They are also used in decoction, or together with tea, herbal tea, coffee and milk to make them more pleasant and aromatic. It also has aperitif, digestive, anti-nausea, anti-vomiting
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The term cardamom indicates two different spices, which should not be confused, however:
Curiosity: cardamom is a main ingredient of curry.
Cardamom, in addition to being a spice, is also an excellent natural remedy for preventing and treating various diseases and for this reason it is highly appreciated in China and India in their traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicines.
These are its main healing properties:
To fully enjoy the properties of cardamom you need to prepare a decoction . Here are the instructions to prepare it:
Cardamom is still little known in our country, while it is widely used in the East and also in the countries of Northern Europe. Thanks to its strong and spicy aroma and slightly spicy and fruity flavor, cardamom is used to flavor many oriental first courses, meat and especially desserts, such as cakes, creams and ice creams .
In Arab countries it is also used to flavor black tea and coffee . In Arabia, qahwa is prepared with cardamom. This very aromatic coffee is very easy to make: just add 2-3 cardamom seeds to the ground coffee. Once ready, it can be served as is or by adding cream and a little sugar. According to the Arabs this aromatic coffee is great for refreshing the blood!
Another really good recipe to make is cardamom ice cream . It can be prepared at home by infusing the cardamom seeds in milk for a few hours, which you will then use as a base for ice cream. Suggested combinations are cardamom with pistachio, coffee, and orange. If you are intolerant to milk you can obviously use soy milk.
Finally, here is a simple, simple trick to flavor your sweets with cardamom seeds: just crush them and mix them with sugar. Once done you can use this " cardamom flavored sugar " to prepare any dessert to your liking (cakes, biscuits, tarts, etc.). Obviously you will have to be good at adjusting with the dosages, I would start with the seeds contained in a pod for 100g of sugar.
Cardamom seeds are generally well tolerated and have few contraindications. The only warning is for those who present calculations of the gallbladder , where the consumption of cardamom could stimulate their motility with consequent abdominal or even colic pain. The use of cardamom is not recommended for those who take antiplatelet drugs .
It is advisable to keep cardamom seeds in a closed and well-sealed jar, and possibly in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight.
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