The cumin is a flowering plant and its origin is from east Mediterranean to south Asia. The cumin seeds are present inside the cumin fruit and they are obtained from drying them. They are oblong shaped and brown in colour. The cumin seeds both in whole and powdered form is used in cuisines and also in traditional medicine.
Cumin seeds are also used as an ingredient in pickles and pastries. They add a warm feeling to food and so they are used majorly in soups and stews. These are rich in proteins and nutrients and also contain Vitamin E, Vitamin B and other dietary minerals and iron to some extent. The aroma of the cumin seeds is mainly due to the presence of essential oils. There are three colours in which cumin is available and they are amber, black and white.
Cumin is extremely beneficial for digestion, circulation and also for the immune system. The other health benefits of cumin include:
- Has anticancer properties and contains anti-oxidants.
- Treats diarrhoea.
- Reduces blood sugar level.
- Has anti-inflammatory effect.
- Helps in lowering cholesterol.
- Improves symptoms of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome).
- Assists in weight loss.
- Reduces hair loss
- Treats skin disorders
- Cures piles
- Regulates Digestion
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