Spice of the Week: Cardamon

Cardamom, the third most expensive spice in the world (after saffron and vanilla), is our Spice of the Week. And as it turns out, it’s actually quite healthy.

Its enzymes, for instance, help remedy the effects of a hangover. And what’s more, it  cleans the blood and reduces blood pressure. In Arabic countries, it is even said that Cardamon enhances men’s sexual appetite. But it has also found its way to less healthy ventures – it’s commonly added as an additive in tobacco, to add aroma and flavor!

But it’s still quite good in a fruit salad… Check it out at the BLE!

Alternate recipe: Meat dumplings in gravy

500 g ground beef
¼ teaspoon ground pepper
½ teaspoon ground cardamom
pinch thyme
3 tablespoons oil
gravy: 1 onion, ½ teaspoon cinnamon, 4 cloves, 2 dl cream, pinch nutmeg

Mix ground beef, salt, pepper thyme and cardamom, form into small balls. Fry in an oiled saucepan until red. Into the oil, add sliced onion, remaining spices and cream. Sprinkle with nutmeg. Heat thoroughly and serve with rice.

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