Recipe Image.
Food

Spices, Cardamom

Foods / Spices, Cardamom

About This Food

Description

Cardamom is the ground seed of a tropical fruit in the Zingiberacae, or ginger family known as Elettaria cardamomum. The seeds are found in oval-shaped fruit pods that are between 1/4- and 1-inch long.

Cardamom comes from India, Guatemala, and Ceylon. In India, cardamom is traditionally used in curry blends, and in Scandinavian countries it is commonly added to breads. Most of the world's cardamom crop is used in Arabic countries as a flavoring for coffee.

Cardamom has an intense, pungent, sweet flavor.

Estimated Glycemic Load=1
Antioxidant Score (ORAC)=2,764

Selecting & Storing

Store cardamom in a cool, dark, dry place.

Special diets
  • Candida Diet
  • Diabetic
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • Low Carb Diet
  • Low FODMAP Diet
  • Low Lectin Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • Paleo Diet (Light)
  • Paleo Diet (Strict)
  • PCOS Diet
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Thyroid Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
  • Whole Foods
Benefits
Excellent Source of
  • Manganese
Good Source of
Preferences
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • No Molds
  • No Coconut
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Citrus
  • No Nightshade
  • No Legumes
  • No Grains
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Cholesterol
  • Low Fat
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Sugars
  • Low Saturated Fat
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 tsp(s) groundspices

Chart Icon. View Calorie Breakdown

Calories: 6

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 4 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
0.13 g
Saturated Fat
0.01 g
Monounsaturated Fat
0.02 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.01 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
2 g
ALA
2 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
0 mg
Total Carbohydrate
1.37 g
Net Carbohydrate
0.81 g
Sugars
0 g
Fiber
0.56 g
Protein
0.22 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
0 IU
0%
Vitamin C
0.42 mg
1%
Vitamin D
0 IU
0%
Vitamin E
0 IU
0%
Vitamin B6
0 mg
0%
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
0%
Vitamin K
0 mg
0%
Folate
0 mcg
0%
Niacin
0.02 mg
0%
Riboflavin
0 mg
0%
Thiamin
0 mg
0%
Choline
0 mg
0%
Minerals
Calcium
7.66 mg
1%
Copper
0.01 mg
0%
Iron
0.28 mg
2%
Magnesium
4.58 mg
1%
Manganese
0.56 mg
28%
Phosphorous
3.56 mg
0%
Potassium
22.38 mg
1%
Selenium
0 mcg
0%
Sodium
0.36 mg
0%
Zinc
0.15 mg
1%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
0 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
0 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

Why You Need a Personalized Diet

Cras justo odio, dapibus ac facilisis in, egestas eget quam. Nullam id dolor id nibh ultricies vehicula ut id elit.