Nutrition for Cardamom

Calories, Protein, Vitamins and More


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Cardamom Nutrition Summary

One teaspoon of cardamom (2 grams or 0.07 oz) contains 6 calories and 0.2 grams of protein. Cardamom consist of 8% water, 69% carbohydrates, 11% protein, and 7% fat.

Cardamom is an excellent source of many nutrients, including dietary fiber, calcium, iron and potassium. It also contains significant amounts of magnesium, zinc and manganese.

In one teaspoon of cardamom:

  • Calories: 6
  • Protein: 0.2 g
  • Dietary fiber: 0.6 g
  • Fat: 0.1 g
  • Sodium: 0.4 mg
There is no significant amounts of sugar, saturated fat or cholesterol in cardamom.

See the Cardamom Nutrition Chart for complete recommended daily values.
The specific nutritional values from USDA is for: Spices, cardamom.

Calories in Cardamom

Cardamom has 6 calories per teaspoon or 300 calories for every 100 grams. Most of its calories are from carbohydrates, fat and protein.

77 percent of calories in cardamom are from carbohydrates, 12% of calories are from fat and 11% of calories are from protein.

Calories from Carbs

The majority, or 77% of the calories in cardamom are from carbohydrates. The carbs in cardamom are mostly in the form of dietary fiber (100%). An excellent high-fiber food, a single teaspoon of cardamom contains 2% of recommended daily values or 0.6 grams of dietary fiber.

  • Dietary fiber: 0.6 g
There is no significant amounts of sugar or starch in cardamom.

Calories from Fat

About 12% the calories in cardamom are from fat. Cardamom has a moderate amount of total fat, with 0.1 grams per teaspoon. It also is cholestrol free. Most of the fat in cardamom are healthier unsaturated fats:

  • Total fat: 0.1 g
  • Saturated fat: < 0.1 g
  • Monounsaturated fat: < 0.1 g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: < 0.1 g
There is no significant amounts of cholestrol in cardamom.

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Protein in Cardamom

A single teaspoon of cardamom contains 0.2 grams of protein. Cardamom is relatively low in protein, and is not a source of complete protein, containing little or small amounts of the majority of the nine essential amino acids.

  • Protein: 0.22 g
There is no significant amounts of tryptophan, threonine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, valine or histidine in cardamom.

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Vitamins and Minerals in Cardamom

An good source of many nutrients, cardamom contains abundant amounts of calcium, iron and potassium. In fact, a single teaspoon of cardamom contains 2% of recommended daily values or 0.3 mg of iron. Also a single teaspoon of cardamom contains 7.7 mg of calcium.

Vitamins in cardamom (1 tsp):
  • Thiamin: < 0.1 mg
  • Riboflavin: < 0.1 mg
  • Niacin: < 0.1 mg
  • Vitamin b6: < 0.1 mg
  • Vitamin c: 0.4 mg
Minerals in cardamom (1 tsp):
  • Calcium: 7.7 mg
  • Potassium: 22.4 mg
  • Iron: 0.3 mg
  • Magnesium: 4.6 mg
  • Zinc: 0.1 mg
  • Phosphorus: 3.6 mg
  • Copper: < 0.1 mg
  • Manganese: 0.6 mg
There is no significant amounts of selenium, choline, vitamin a, pantothenic acid, vitamin e, folate, vitamin b12 or vitamin k in cardamom.

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Cardamom Nutrition Chart

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Nutrition calculations are from Harvard Medical's nutrient guidelines [1] and USDA's food central database (2019) [2].
We calculated values from 2000 kCal daily recommended diet.

Cardamom in Cooking

Cardamom is in the top 10% of most popular ingredients for recipes. Most recipes call for one or two teaspoons of cardamom.

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