A recent study by Texas A&M AgriLife found that cardamom consumption has a number of nutritional and health advantages of cardamom, such as boosting hunger, promoting fat loss, and reducing inflammation, making it a “superfood.”
Luis Cisneros-Zevallos, Ph.D., professor of horticulture and food science in the Department of Horticultural Sciences in the Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and associate scientist with the Institute for Advancing Health Through Agriculture at Texas A&M AgriLife, served as the study’s principal investigator. He stated that the Texas A&M AgriLife Research study suggests that cardamom may be a healthy dietary choice and that its consumption can
The study, “Cardamom Seeds Intake Increases Energy Expenditure and Reduces Fat Mass in Mice by Modulating Neural Circuits That Regulate Adipose Tissue Lipolysis and Mitochondrial Oxidative Metabolism in Liver and Skeletal Muscle,” appeared in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences. Cardamom is a widely used spice around the world, and the study’s findings should increase demand for it. The spice has a pleasant herbal flavour with a peppery, minty, and eucalyptus-like scent.
Despite being widely used in other parts of the world, cardamom is not well known in the United States, according to Cisneros-Zevallos. What we discovered is that this tiny spice can increase hunger and food intake while burning calories and maintaining body weight.
Research Reveals Health Advantages of Cardamom
The experiments employed different doses of cardamom seeds to a regular diet while utilising live animal specimens. According to Cisneros-Zevallos, research shows that cardamom not only boosts energy expenditure but also enhances hunger.
The study also offered approximated dosages for humans, estimating that an adult weighing 132 pounds would require at least 77 milligrammes of cardamom bioactives. It was said that taking at least 8 to 10 cardamom pods daily will provide this healthy dose.
According to the study, the advantages of cardamom affect the brain circuits that control the oxidative metabolism of the liver and skeletal muscle’s mitochondria and the lipolysis of adipose tissue.
Other relevant investigations, according to Cisneros-Zevallos, have demonstrated cardamom’s anti-inflammatory capabilities. According to his research, cardamom may lower low-grade inflammation, which can result in chronic inflammation and the emergence of a number of disorders.
He remarked, “Our team has found a fantastic chance to use cardamom as a promoter of general health. “Cardamom seeds can be used in a variety of industries, including the sports industry, functional foods, and dietary supplements to favour the production of healthier foods,” according to this new feature.
According to Cisneros-Zevallos, the research also involved teamwork with the INCMNSZ, Mexico City’s National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition. Ivan Torre-Villalvazo, Ph.D., and Claudia Delgadillo-Puga, Ph.D., both of the national institution, were members of the interdisciplinary research group.
Creating Chances For The Economy
Cisneros-According to Zevallos, studies have shown that eating cardamom promotes satiety and weight loss. He thinks this newly discovered cardamom capability can be used to the expanding sports nutrition sector or as a means of stimulating hunger in the elderly.
“Cardamom and its naturally occurring compounds have a wide range of potential applications in health products,” he stated.
Both health-conscious consumers and Guatemalan farmers benefit from the discovery. More than 350,000 families are currently engaged in sustainable and environmentally friendly cardamom shade cultivation in Guatemala’s tropical jungle.
Cardamom has a significant economic impact on Guatemala, he said. “Expanding its use in the United States and internationally could give farmers stability and help with the immigration crisis seen in recent years.”
The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture in Costa Rica and Heifer International in Guatemala provided funding for the project. The Ministry of Agriculture of Guatemala, the Texas A&M AgriLife Institute for Advancing Health through Agriculture, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Community Revitalization and Investment Authority programme all contributed additional assistance.