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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.


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.


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.


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 and to improve circulation and d


A good substitute for ginger when cooking is ground allspice. One teaspoon of allspice can be used for each teaspoon of ginger in a recipe.


For sauces or baked goods that require a slightly sweet element, it is possible to substitute ground cloves with other spices like nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice. Replacing ground cloves with one of these spices is done in equal amounts, so a half-teaspoon of nutmeg can serve as a equal substitute fo


Three common substitutes for cumin are chili powder, ground coriander or caraway seeds. Use half the amount called for by the recipe, stir it in, then taste and add more, if necessary. If both are available, try using chili powder mixed with ground caraway seeds.


Olive oil, roasted garlic, low-sodium salsa, curry and dill are a few flavorful salt substitutes that make bland foods more appetizing. These additions bring out a dish's underlying flavors the in way that salt does, but also add their own flavors to the mix to make foods more exciting.


Salt enhances the flavor and richness of food, so adding more herbs and seasonings than usual is a good way to substitute for salt. Other possibilities include products designed to serve as salt substitutes, such as the flavor enhancer monosodium glutamate.