Health Benefits of
Eating Cumin Spice
- The health properties of cumin for digestive complaints have been
popular for centuries. This wonderful spice can assist with indigestion, flatulence, diarrhea, nausea, atonic dyspepsia and morning sickness.
- Cumin seeds contain a good amount of iron and are believed to help
secrete enzymes from your pancreas that help absorb vitamins and
minerals into your body.
- As the spice is rich in essential oils that function as
disinfectants, it is a great decongestive for those who are affected
by respiratory concern, such as bronchitis and asthma.
- Recent reports have claimed that the seeds of cumin contain also
anti-carcinogenic attributes and are useful to help protect
- Cumin is thought to help reduce the symptoms of cold as it has
- The iron in cumin is also excellent for breast feeding moms and also
females who are having menses or pregnant. Iron is a mineral that is
useful to improve the situation of people having anemia.
- Cumin is abundant with vitamin E. The volatile oils found in it
contain anti-fungal and disinfectant benefits. This inhibits fungal
and microbial infection from happening on your skin.
Overview and Facts about Cumin Spice
Cumin (scientific name
Cuminum cyminumis) belongs to the family of
Apiacea and cultivated natively in east of India and the eastern
Available whole or ground, cumin seeds can be found in three unique
colors: amber, black or white. Amber is commonly available, but the
seeds in black feature a very complex flavor that it should never be
replaced for the other two.
Cumin is often used in Mexican and Indian cuisine. It is found in
chili powder or curry powder. People who regularly eat dishes
prepared by cumin may release a distinct odor from their skin.
Cumin Nutrition Facts and Calories
1 tablespoon (6 g) Whole Cumin Seeds
Potato Salad with Cumin Recipe
- 450 g baby potatoes
- 60 ml olive oil
- 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
- 1 1/2 tablespoons cumin seeds
- Juice of 1 lemon
- A handful of parsley herb, chopped
- Salt and pepper
- Wash the potatoes thoroughly, cutting them into quarters or halves,
depending on the sizes. Place the potatoes in salted water and bring
to a boil. Continue to boil until the potatoes become tender or
around 20 minutes. Drain the water.
- Heat the olive oil in a small saucepan until hot. Put in red onion
and cumin seeds and heat over medium-high heat for 5 minutes or
until fragrant. Pour the mixture over the potatoes, pour the lemon
juice over, then sprinkle salt and pepper to taste.
- Add in the
parsley herb, and toss lightly to coat. Serve.
Cumin Side Effects
Cumin is normally safe when taken in food amounts and should be safe
for the majority adults in correct medicinal amounts. The adverse
reactions of cumin are unknown.
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