Cumin has been part of our diet for thousands of years. It is mainly grown in the Middle East, the Mediterranean region, China and India. This lot of Cumin seed comes from Iran.
People around the world use cumin as a flavoring in food and extract the oil for perfumes. It is also a popular remedy in traditional medicine because it encapsulates many health benefits in a few tiny seeds….
Cumin is a very good source of Vitamin A, Calcium and Iron (transport oxygen to cells, energy, healthy metabolism and immune system)
Research has shown that cumin can antagonize some bacteria. In the laboratory, cumin has been shown to limit the growth of microorganisms, including E. coli , a bacterium that can cause food poisoning. Its antibacterial properties may explain why cumin was traditionally used as a preservative.
For proper stomach function, supports digestion.
A word of caution:
Some people are allergic to the essential oil; it can irritate the skin or stomach.
Cumin seeds are quite often compared to Caraway seeds but are slightly less pungent in taste. Cumin is usually part of many spicy blends, such as Indian curry powder, Thai red curry paste, cajun spices, …
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