BLACK CARDMOMS PODS
BLACK CARDMOMS PODS
- Origin: Vietnam
- Type: Amomum subulatum
- Size: 1cm min
- Moisture: 13% max
- Impurity: 2% max
- Packing: 30kg/PP bag
- Loading: 8mt/20DC ; 18mt/40HC
WHAT IS BLACK CARDMOMS PODS?
- Black cardamom pods are native Indian spice used in cooking many savoury dishes.
- It is a whole bud with small black seeds inside when you crack it open.
- Although known as black, the colour is a deep shade of brown than black.
- The skin is rough and wrinkly.
- If you were under the impression that it belongs to the same family as green cardamom then you are wrong.
- Not only do green and black cardamom belong to different plants but have a completely different taste, appearance and usage in cooking.
WHAT DOES BLACK CARDAMOM TASTE LIKE?
Black Cardamom has a strong, smoky flavour.
Most of the flavour and taste of a whole cardamom pod comes from the tiny seeds inside the pod.
The whole pods are dried over an open fire for a long time which gives it a very strong, pungent woody aroma that distinguishes it from other spices.
Under the robust smoky flavours you will also get a slight menthol undertone that is similar to green cardamom yet very different.
Due to the strong smoky flavours that render warming notes to the dish, Black Cardamom is classified as a warm spice similar to cloves, black pepper and cinnamon.
BLACK CARDAMOM PODS BENEFITS
Aids digestion – Black cardamom is rich in fibre which helps in digestion. A study has shown that chewing on black cardamom produces saliva which aids digestion and also kills harmful bacteria in the stomach.
Helps to eliminate respiratory problems – Black cardamom is known as a remedy for respiratory problems such as whooping cough, asthma. chest infection. The warming effect of the spices helps to cure cold and coughs by alleviating the mucous membrane and normalising the flow of mucus through the respiratory tract.
Helps to detoxify the body – Black cardamom is said to help flush out toxins from our body and maintain a healthy system.
Improves immune system – Apart from being a detoxifier, Black Cardamom also contains high level of Vitamin C, antibacterial and antiviral properties, which is very good for building a healthy immune system.
Maintains good oral hygiene – Because of the anti-bacterial properties present in Black Cardamom, it aids in maintaining a good oral health. Chewing of black cardamom kills bacteria present in the mouth, which is the main cause of bad breath and keep our tongue and gums clean.
Stress reliever – Black Cardamom has very powerful oils which have a calming effect on our body. The oil is highly anaesthetic and sedative and improves blood circulation. This helps in preventing tension headaches. The essential oils is known to help in eliminating stress and fatigue and other aches and pains.