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Cumin is the dried white fruit with greyish brown colour of the small slender herb Cuminum cyminum, a member of the parsley family (umbelliferae). The name is derived from the ancient Persian city Kerman, where cumin was produced. Cumin which needs cool and dry climate is cultivated in the western Indian states of Rajasthan and Gujarat.
Like many other spices and herbs, cumin traces its origins to the Mediterranean or Central or Southwest Asia. However, cumin, which needs a cool and dry climate, is mainly cultivated in the western Indian states of Rajasthan and Gujarat. Learn about our sustainable practices with cumin growers and how we strive to improve the health and well-being of our farmers.
Moderation is key
Repeated intake of cumin (whether it’s ground cumin seasoning or ground cumin seeds) at higher doses may contribute, due to its properties associated with narcotics, to nausea and drowsiness. Large doses of cumin also may cause the suppression of testosterone levels.
Reasons to use ground cumin
- May reduce risk of cancer
- May help control blood sugar
- May help lessen pain and inflammation
- May help lower cholesterol levels
- May assist in boosting memory
As a flavoring agent and spice, ground cumin seasoning is easy to sprinkle on side dishes or adding to main dishes, in addition to breads and grains. Ground cumin seeds are often paired well with paprika, cilantro, and a citrus fruit to freshen up a dish.
14 Vitamins and Minerals
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