Black Cardamom الائچی کلاں
Black cardamom’s scientific name is Amomum subulatum. It grows in pods on an herbaceous plant belonging to the zingiberaceaae (ginger) family. The pods have a tough, dried, wrinkly skin, are roughly one inch in length, and house small, sticky, dark-colored seeds. Black cardamom has a pungent aroma with a citrus and eucalyptus flavor.
The whole pod and seeds are used as a spice, consumed raw or fried. Due to its heady notes, black cardamom is a constituent of garam masala and used extensively for preparing dal, soups, hearty meats, tandoors and vegetable dishes. It is also found in beverages, sweets like rice pudding, tea and even coffee.
Cardamom may help lower blood pressure, most likely due to its antioxidant and diuretic properties.
Cardamom may fight cancer and stop the growth of tumors in mice and test tubes.
- calories: 18.
- total fat: 0.4 grams (g)
- carbohydrates: 4.0 g.
- fiber: 1.6 g.
- protein: 0.6 g.