FoodAdding cardamom to your coffee can bolster digestion and ward off diseases

Adding cardamom to your coffee can bolster digestion and ward off diseases

Why is it worth adding cardamom to coffee?
Why is it worth adding cardamom to coffee?
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1:50 PM EST, January 17, 2024

Cardamom is a plant originating from Asia; it belongs to the ginger family. Its structure consists of an underground rhizome and long stems, from which elongated lanceolate leaves grow. The seeds of cardamom, found in an elliptical shaped fruit, are used as herbal raw material.

Cardamom is readily available in stores, either in its full form or as a powder. It contains, among other things, vitamin C, B group vitamins, iron, calcium, sodium, magnesium, zinc, phosphorous, potassium, and essential oils. Cardamom showcases antiviral, antibacterial, warming, anti-inflammatory, and antispasmodic properties due to its rich nutrient content. One of its key benefits is the positive effect it has on the digestive system.

Cardamom stimulates the production of digestive juices proving effective for treating indigestion, chronic gastritis, peptic ulcer disease, and cardiovascular complaints. Research from Florida A&M University suggests that the therapeutic potential of cardamom extends to inflammatory bowel conditions and advanced colorectal cancer.

Cardamom's anticarcinogenic potential can be beneficial for breast and prostate cancer patients' diets. This spice's seed contents enhance the body's immunity to seasonal infections and aid in eliminating inflammatory conditions of the upper respiratory tract.

Cardamom's distinctive lemon-ginger aroma and spicy flavor make it unique among other spices. Due to its warming properties, it's often added to coffee. Although this combination is most popular in Turkey, it is gaining more supporters among the residents of the Vistula country. Aside from coffee, cardamom works well as an addition to tea, cocktails, sweet baked goods, meat dishes, and rice dishes.

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