Cardamom
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Cardamom has a Eucalyptine with a lemony undertone.

Originally found in the southern rainforests of India, it is still currently grown there, as well as in Sri Lanka and Central America.

Vikings stumbled upon it in Constantinople over a thousand years ago, and introduced it to Scandinavia.

Availability

Cardamom is available all year long.

Culinary Uses

Cardamom is one of the most expensive Spices in the world. It is so expensive that Arabian Royalty will put it in the Coffee that they serve their guests, as a sign of hospitality.

Portion Size

Allow 1/2-1 t of Cardamom per recipe.

Substitutes

Cinnamon, Nutmeg

Nutritional Value USDA
SPICES,CARDAMOM
Amount Per 100g
Calories 311
%Daily Value*
 
9%
Total Fat 6g
0%
Saturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 18mg
23%
Potassium 1119mg
22%
Total Carbohydrate 68g
112%
Dietary Fiber 28g
Sugars 0g
Protein 10g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Gluten Free

Yes

Low Fat

Yes

Low Calorie

Yes