Cardamom is a spice that originated in India and Nepal and is purported to have several health benefits. Although still being studied, this exotic spice may have antioxidant, health promoting properties and be good for the digestive tract and cholesterol.  Antioxidants are chemicals that block the activity of free radicals. Free radicals are chemicals that are produced by our bodies and have the potential to cause damage to cells, including damage that may lead to cancer.

Additionally, Cardamom is a good source of potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, and manganese. Keep this spice in mind as more research is published regarding its health benefits.