Do you know? Cardamom is also known as…Chhoti Elaichi – Vēlacī – Elaychi – Yelakkai – Elakkayi – Nich Auleh
Earlier in history, Cardamom was mainly grown in Southern India and was primarily used for medication, flavoring, and even as an offering. Cardamom is generally available in the form of whole fruit as a primary product, in-ground form as secondary processed products to spice up both sweet and savoury dishes and also in the form of extractions of oil as value-added products like flavouring of beverages and drinks such as coffee and tea. Cardamom has a complex flavor profile – it’s citrusy, minty, spicy, and herbal all at the same time while being highly fragrant too. The health benefits of Cardamom may include: detoxification, relieving digestive problems, lowering of blood pressure, and prevention of blood clots. Moreover, Cardamom has antimicrobial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties that may help in improving general health.