Suma Organic Cumin Seed 25g
Ingredients: Cumin seeds
Allergy Information: For allergens, see ingredients highlighted in bold in the ingredients list.
The seemingly innocent grains of cumin seeds are a surprise when it comes to flavour, as they are packed with a peppery and penetrating flavour with a slight overtone of citrus. Our ancestors discovered this, too, and realized that it can be used to add flavour to many dishes. Its use goes back to more than five thousand years to the Egyptians, who used it in their food, and, like cinnamon, in the embalming process of their corpses.
Cumin is a staple of the (tadka) a style of Indian cooking in which some spices are heated on oil, which is then poured over a cooked dish, like curry.
Cumin seeds are believed to promote love and fidelity, which is why some wedding customs include the use of cumin.
Storage of Cumin: Whole grains of cumin seeds, if stored in an airtight glass jar and kept in a cool, dark place away from moisture, will stay fresh for about 12 months. If you store ground cumin in the same way, it will stay fresh for only 6 months.
Health Benefits of Cumin: The radical scavenging abilities of cumin seeds allow it to enhance the body's detoxifying processes. In a study on animals, cumin seeds protected the body from developing liver tumours. These anticancer properties are beneficial to maintain a healthy body.
Cumin extract is shown to reduce cholesterol, pancreatic inflammatory markers and triglycerides, and increases insulin sensitivity, effectively helping the body to combat diabetes.
Cumin has a high content of Vitamin E, which helps the skin to remain fresh, glowing, and wrinkle-free for a long time. It also helps prevent skin disorders.
Cumin seeds include the compound Thymoquinone, which helps reduce inflammations and other mediators which lead to serious breathing disorders like asthma.The iron-rich content in cumin is also a great remedy to combat Anaemia.