The Massaya Restaurant aims to take you on a voyage in the secrets of the genuine Arabic cuisine. All fresh, colorful salads and handmade salad spreads, ideally accompany the main menu, which reflects the entire culture of Syrian gastronomy and it is certain that it shall fully satisfy all your taste requirements. Of course, there are numerous choices of dishes of the day, while the wide variety of original and hearty appetizers puts the final touch to a unique journey of sensations in exotic places.

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Ten plus 1 properties of Cardamomum

Nov 11, 2015

One of the most famous spices of the Arabic cuisine is the cardamom (garden cress). Deeply rooted in history, it has been widely used for years in innumerable recipes, and of course we can find it in abundance in the Massaya restaurant’s dishes.

It belongs to the ginger family, being one of the three most expensive herbs in the world along with saffron and vanilla. The reasons are numerous yet we will list the main ones below:

  1. It is an excellent appetizer.
  2. It is a natural source of vitamin C.
  3. It is rich in vitamins, minerals and trace elements and mainly iron, calcium and iodine.
  4. It tonifies the body and has detoxifying properties.
  5. It is an antidote to fowl breath.
  6. It helps in stomach disorders and problems that can be caused by onion or garlic uptake.
  7. It is an ally to better digestion of food.
  8. It is good for the liver as it helps to cleanse the blood.
  9. It soothes rheumatic pains.
  10. It is even used for the treatment of diabetes mellitus.

* + 1 It is known for its aphrodisiac properties …. Besides, isn’t the cardamom (garden cress) resistant to low temperatures?)