Cardamom, a spice used by the Indians in their cooking, is very aromactic and has a rich spicy and warm property. The spice is actually derived from the seeds of two genera of Cardamom plants-Elettaria (green) and Amomum (black). They are part of the Zingiberaceae family, similar to Ginger. Besides being used in cooking, Cardamon has many health and medicinal benefits and hence were used in Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicines. Read more

Are vitamin supplements good for you?

Since the discovery of vitamins in 1912, taking vitamins have become a norm in our world today. Not only do we take them in the form of pills, they are added in cereals, bread and other food. Often, you see labels on the boxes of food stating “Enriched with vitamin C” and other vitamins or minerals.The concept of taking supplement that you lack seems simple enough and even logicalnd. While it may make sense but is it really that simple? Are vitamin supplements really good for you? Read more