Cardamom

Cardamom, a member of the ginger family, has been used in India for centuries as a medicine and flavorful additive. Until about one hundred years ago, forests of Southern India supplied the world’s market with cardamom, until British colonists began cultivating the spice on plantations. Cardamom is recognized by its small seedpod, triangular cross-section, and spindle-shape, together with a thin papery outer shell and small black seeds. Some pods are light green while others are larger and dark brown.  Cardamom is rich in calcium, potassium, phosphorus and magnesium. It contains s..

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