The cardamom plant is used to make spices for cooking, flavoring for drinks and medicines for both conventional pharmaceuticals and traditional Eastern cures. The herb is indigenous to India and is used around the world.
Cardamom has a sweet flavor similar to those of grapefruit and ginger. This spice also includes floral and soapy flavors, along with green notes and a cool menthol undertone.
For each teaspoon of ground cardamom, substitute 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg. If nutmeg is not available, use equal parts of cinnamon and cloves or equal parts of cinnamon and ginger instead.
Health benefits of cardamom include easing digestion, soothing nausea and heartburn, preventing gas, stimulating appetite and detoxification. It also helps with urinary system cleansing, prevention of colds, treatment of bronchitis. It is used as an anti-inflammatory an...
A good substitute for cardamom is a mixture of equal parts of cinnamon and nutmeg. Another option is to use equal parts of cinnamon and ginger or cinnamon and ground cloves.
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