Spices 101: Cardamom

Spices 101: Cardamom

We all have the power to turn our everyday food into superfood: just add spice.

Spices have been a hot commodity for thousands of years. Literally. At times, salt has ranked more valuable than gold. Cultures all over the world have turned to dried seeds and roots, cracked, ground, or cooked whole, to preserve their foods, strengthen their reserves, and nourish and heal their bodies.

At Countertop, we use the power of spices like turmeric, cardamom, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, black pepper, cloves, and more, to help you cook delicious food with maximum health in minimum time.

Why we love Cardamom

Loaded with naturally occurring minerals such as calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium, and Vitamin C, cardamom is the go-to spice for mellowing out respiratory ailments, colds and flus, and sluggish, unhappy guts. With so many health benefits, cardamom is a perfect addition to your diet throughout the seasons.

Packed with health benefits, research shows Cardamom can act as a:⁣

  • Mood-booster
  • Anti-Spasmodic⁣
  • Blood Sugar-Balancer⁣
  • Ulcer-Healer / Preventer⁣
  • Anti-Inflammatory⁣
  • Liver-Protector⁣

 

In Ayurveda, cardamom is called a calminative spice, as it helps eliminate gas and is nourishing to the large intestine. Cardamom can be used both internally and topically, and you’ll often find cardamom in tonics for gassy babies.  At Countertop we love this calminative spice for the amazing benefits, but also the amazing flavor profile. Cardamom works great with both sweet and savory flavors, which is we use it in all of our products, just like turmeric. This beautiful spice has been around for thousands of years and really does work for flavor and function.

Adding cardamom into your diet can be easy when cooking and eating at home. We love cardamom, and have blended it into our honeys, butters, and blends with benefits. Adding just a spoonful of Golden Honey into your coffee or tea, sauteing seasonal vegetables with Golden Butter, or cooking your meat with some Grill Blends with Benefits seasoning will help you kick up your health game and boost your everyday eating with added health benefits.

 

⁣Countertop is passionate about helping you cook with maximum health in minimum time. Our products re-imagine everyday staples like butter, sweetener, and seasonings into minimally processed, easy to use, outrageously delicious superfood blends that turn the foods you already love into foods your body will love you for. Read more about our Countertop story here.

 

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