Green Cardamom popularly known as the Queen of Spices is widely used throughout the world due to its applicability as a flavoring agent and for its numerous health benefits. The spice is derived from the ripe fruit after being left to dry out after the harvesting period. It is available as whole and ground. Cardamom has an aromatic and piney aroma while comprising of a spicy and minty flavor. Cardamom is used as a key ingredient in Indian and Middle Eastern cuisines for savory recipes. It is added onto items such as pastries, puddings poultry dishes and beverages like tea and coffee to add depth to its flavor and to make the most of its medicinal properties. Green Cardamom is one of the oldest spices and is the third most expensive spice in the world after saffron and vanilla. Green cardamom is host to several compounds which is found to be important in combating several chronic diseases. Buy Cardamom from Thottam Farm Fresh to taste the difference!
The tree from which Green Cardamom is harvested has the scientific classification “Elettaria cardamomum” and is native to Southern India. Green cardamom is found to grow optimally in areas with well-distributed rainfall and soils having good drainage.
It is famously known as “Aelakka” in Malayalam, “Choti ilaichi,” in Hindi, “Yelakkai” in Tamil and “Yealak-Kayulu” in Telugu.
Cardamom contains various nutrients which help in digestion. It is mixed with other spices to gain relief from stomach issues such as nausea and vomiting. Recent evidence has also suggested its ability in healing ulcers. Green cardamom extracts and essential oils have compounds which have several antibacterial effects that treat infections and common diseases. Buy choti elaichi online from Thottam Farm Fresh today!
Keep in a cool dry place, once opened, store in an airtight container for prolonged use. Green Cardamom lasts for a maximum of 2 years so use accordingly.
Scientific studies have identified several health benefits of Whole Green cardamom, they include,
a) Improves respiration
b) Reduces blood pressure
c) Maintaining bone health
d) Promotes oral health
e) Lowers Blood sugar levels
Names in various languages:
Cardamom is known as Aelakkayu in Malayalam, Choti ilaichi in Hindi, Gruner Kardamom in German, Enasal in Sinhala, Cardamome in French and Habbahan in Arabic.