Wednesday, June 7, 2017

How Cardamom Seed Oil Can Work for You

Popularly used as an aromatic spice in Indian and European cuisine, cardamom is added to baked breads, mixed in coffee and tea, and even used to season biryani and rice dishes. It is one of the most expensive spices in the world (only saffron and vanilla are sold at a higher price1). But aside from its pungent aroma and enticing flavor, cardamom, particularly its seeds, is also known for producing a potent medicinal oil with plenty of uses. Discover the uses and benefits of cardamom seed oil in this article. What Is Cardamom Seed Oil? Cardamom seed oil is made from two genera of cardamom plants: Ellataria and Amomum. Ellataria, which mostly grows in India, is commonly known as green or true cardamom, while Amomum, found in certain parts of Asia, is known as Java cardamom, Bengal cardamom, white cardamom, brown cardamom, red cardamom and siamese cardamom. Both of these cardamom are part of the ginger family (Zingiberaceae). A perennial herb, cardamom can be identified by its large leav

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