Cardamom is green coloured, spindle shaped small seed pods. They are the third most expensive spice which also posses different calorific values.
100 grams of cardamom contains a total of 311 calories. Within that amount, 10 % calorie come from fat, 3% calorie come from saturated fat, 31 % calorie is obtained from potassium, 22 % calorie is available from carbohydrates, 112% is obtained from dietary fibres an d22 % of calories come from protein. It also contains 35 % of vitamin C, 77% iron, 38 % calcium and 57 % of magnesium. In that same amount of cardamom, total fat content is 7 grams of which saturated fat content is 0.7 gram, polyunsaturated fat content is 0.4 gram and monounsaturated fat content is 0.9 gram. It also contains 18 mg of sodium, 1119mg of potassium, 68 grams of carbohydrate, 28 grams of dietary fibre and 11 grams of protein.
1 table spoon of cardamom weighing merely 2 grams contains a total number of 6 calories out of which 1 calorie comes from fat. Within that amount, only 2% of calories come from dietary fibre. Out of these 6 calories, cardamoms contain a total of 0.1 gram fat, 1.4 grams of carbohydrates, 0.6 grams of dietary fibre and 0.2 gram of protein in it. It also contains 1 each of calcium and vitamin C, 2 % of iron and a small amount of phosphorous, manganese, potassium, zinc and copper in it.
In an another example, a spoon of 5 grams of cardamom contains a total of 18 calories out of which 3 calories come from fat. Within that amount, 1% of calories come from fat, 1% of calorie comes from carbohydrate and 6 % of calorie is obtained from dietary fibre. Out of these 18 calories, sodium content in it is 1 mg, carbohydrate content is 4 grams, dietary fibre content is 2 grams and protein content is 1 gram in it. It also contains 2 % of vitamin C, 2 % of calcium and 4 % of iron.