Latin Name : Cuminum Cyminum
Many dishes use cumin, especially foods from its native regions of the Mediterranean and Southwest Asia. Cumin lends its distinctive flavor to chili, tamales and various Indian curries. Its flavor has been described as earthy, nutty, spicy and warm.
Cumin is a good source of iron, manganese, magnesium, calcium, and phosphorus. Other vitamins present in it include thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin A, C, E, K, and vitamin B6. It also contains minerals such as copper, zinc, and potassium. It is very low in saturated fats, sodium, and cholesterol.
Health Benefits of Cumin
– Cumin has been found to be beneficial for alleviating digestive problems. It also relieves you from gas troubles.
– It can be used for boosting the immune system and reducing food-borne infections.
– Cumin promotes weight loss and improves blood sugar control and cholesterol.
– The presence of caffeine, and the richly aromatic essential oils make cumin an ideal anti-congestive combination for those suffering from respiratory disorders such as asthma and bronchitis.