Spice Trade — cardamom

... and a few other articles on cooking with spices!

Carrot Halwa recipe

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Carrot Halwa is a popular Indian dessert. Don’t be fooled by the name, it’s still very fattening and high in calories, but absolutely delicious when done right. Our family recipe includes saffron and mixed nuts which really lift the Halwa from being an ordinary version into an exotic one. Each mouthful will leave you wanting more! Recipe: Carrot Halwa Serves: 4 Ingredients 2 cups carrots, grated1 cup milk3/4 cup sugar2 tbsp mixed nuts (almonds, cashews, pistachio)5-6 cardamom seeds, pounded1 tsp Ghee (use butter as a substitute)approx 10 strands of Saffron1 tsp warm water Cooking method 1. In a large saucepan, melt butter or ghee, add grated...

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What’s the best quality Cardamom?

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Cardamom is a rich, luxurious Indian spice that most people have heard of. Yet, it refers to several different plants native to India, Pakistan, Nepal & Bhutan. These range in colour from green, white, red, brown and even black. Since Cardamom is one of the most expensive spices on the planet, it’s also no wonder that in recent years it has been cultivated in other parts of the world such as Sri Lanka and Guatemala – one of the main reasons we have so many different varieties and qualities. As many parts of the world aren’t suitable for naturally growing...

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Nutrition and buying tips: Cardamom

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Regency Grade Cardamom (Green) Pods All values below are per 1 tsp (2g) of grounded cardamom. Be sure to freshly grind to get the most out of your spices! ProximatesWater 0.17gEnergy 6kcalProtein 0.22gTotal lipid (fat) 0.13gCarbohydrate, by difference 1.37gFiber, total dietary 0.6g MineralsCalcium, Ca 8mgIron, Fe 0.28mgMagnesium, Mg 5mgPhosphorus, P 4mgPotassium, K 22mgSodium, Na 0mgZinc, Zn 0.15mg VitaminsVitamin C, total ascorbic acid 0.4mgThiamin 0.004mgRiboflavin 0.004mgNiacin 0.022mgVitamin B-6 0.005mgVitamin B-12 0.00µgVitamin A, RAE 0µgVitamin A, IU 0IUVitamin D (D2 + D3) 0.0µgVitamin D 0IU LipidsFatty acids, total saturated 0.014gFatty acids, total monounsaturated 0.017gFatty acids, total polyunsaturated 0.009gCholesterol 0mg Tips on buying quality...

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9 health benefits about Cardamom, a super spice!

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Healthy food doesn’t need to mean bland food. Nutritionists, Dieticians, Health buffs, and most people interested in shaving off a few calories while keeping fit are constantly on the hunt for new healthy foods. After all, we can’t keep eating the same 5 items day in and out right? Variety is a must. Yet, most people seem to neglect spices and flavourings to use to spice up (pardon the pun) their cooking. Cardamom is one such “super-spice”. Although the facts below make it sound amazing, don’t consume it in high doses! Too much of anything cannot turn out well. Please...

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