Cardamom: an ancient and very healthy spice
India is the home of the cardamom amoms. There is evidence in the ancient Sanskrit texts. Cardamom feels most comfortable when the climatic conditions of its own country. It’s moist and warm. In some regions of the world the cardamom grows to over 1000 m and sometimes above 1500 m altitude. Such regions are mostly weakly inhabited and characterised by the monsoon rains.
The cardamom is considered a sign of security in Indian culture and other Asian peoples. It is used in rituals to drive evil spirits.
Used when cooking with the sleeve or powdered cardamom
Prohibition of the cardamom from the Church in the middle ages
Cardamom was banned by the Church in addition to many other plants in the middle ages. The Vatican found him delightful sündenhaft. But often, it was chewed by the priests.
Good for the stomach
For centuries it is estimated highly the cardamom due to its beneficial effects. It helps with stomach problems, neck and head pain.
The best known are the Green and black varieties
Green and black cardamom
There are different types of cardamom cardamom. Especially the black and green cardamom are known to the common user. Now, some would argue that there is also a white variety. It’s colourless green cardamom. The black cardamom is characterized by the poorer quality.
For the catering trade are millet and contained seeds of significance. Only two of them would be enough to spice the dishes beautifully. To develop their properties, they need warmth. She can come from the food.
The seeds can be burnt in a pan
Cardamom in candy
The cardamom finds widespread use in the preparation of many sweets. Most such recipes come from Asia.
Meanwhile, cardamom is brought to bear but also for the finishing of many European desserts
It is especially suitable to the lamb and eggplant
There are many great recipes using cardamom. Finally we wanted to point out in this article, that it tastes especially well in combination with Eggplant and lamb meat.
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The cardamom plant loves humidity, warm climate in India
Their tribes and their green fruits look like
The flowers are white and very soft
Ensure always a small supply of them in your kitchen
Breathe the cardamom pods in Jutesäckchen
You can also remove this desire and keep only the seeds
Looks like the sleeve from the inside
Often make your coffee with cardamom
Oriental style especially in the afternoon, enjoy the tea
All three places of cardamom cardamom can be enjoyed also in the form of powder