Delicious & Nutritious
By: Pam Smith, RDN
Cardamom is a seed pod, known for centuries for culinary and medicinal properties. This exotic and aromatic spice has a spicy, slightly citrusy flavor and contains many plant-derived chemical compounds that are known to have antioxidants, disease preventing, and health promoting properties. Cardamom is an ancient digestion aid that can ease stomach cramps and flatulence by triggering the release of bile that will help your body break down fat faster. And, in a study published in the Indian Journal of Biochemistry and Biophysics, when folks with high blood pressure added cardamom to their daily diets, it helped normalize their pressure readings in as little as 12 weeks. Turns out cardamom relaxes the blood vessels so they’re less likely to tighten up and cause blood pressure surges!
The study-proven dose is roughly ½ teaspoon daily. Cardamom lovers often sneak this spice into hot coffees, teas, and lattes to add a touch of sweetness and bring out their rich flavor.
Cardamom is a key ingredient in P.S. Flavor!™ Mai Chai.
Get your cardamom in your meals with some of these nutritious & delicious P.S. Flavor!™ Club recipes: