Cumin

The cumin can be used either crushed or as whole seeds. It adds an earthy, warm flavor to the food, making it a key ingredient for stews and soups, as well as for sauces with spices such as chili. The cumin seeds are used as seasoning due to their distinctive taste and aroma. It is a globally popular and essential seasoning in many cuisines, particularly in the Mediterranean, but also in the South African, North African and Latin American cuisines.

Available in the following pack sizes

Cumin - Packaging
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Available pack sizes
PackagingGroundWhole
Glass 35 gr 35 gr
Sachet 50 gr 50 gr
Plastic box 40 gr -
Prof. Sachet 500 gr 500 gr
Prof. Plastic 375 gr -
Ingredients/Characteristics

It is used in dishes with curry, soups, stews, Mexican recipes. In combination with black pepper and honey, it pairs well with vegetables, chicken and oily fish. Make a tea with cumin, after boiling it for a few minutes in water and let it brew for about 10 minutes. Try it with lentils, black beans or foods that include them. Bring out the plain brown rice using cumin, dried apricots and almonds. It can also be used in pickles and sweets.

More information about cumin

Cumin was cultivated in the Mediterranean region and was widely used by the Greeks, the Romans, the Egyptians, the Persians, and almost everyone living in this area. As it usually happens with spices that have been used for thousands of years, cumin seems to offer a number of potential health benefits, being an anti-glycation agent, an antioxidant for osteoporosis, and more. Cumin was also used as a substitute of the expensive black by the people who could not afford it, so why not look at it the same way and add it to dishes we had never thought before? Cumin and omelet. Cumin and sweet potatoes. Cumin and homemade meat broth for a nice, warm drink before sleep. If something is seasoned with black pepper, try it with cumin – not necessarily for the health benefits, but just for a nice change.

Health Benefits

Cumin is suitable for treating the stomach ache, is diuretic, stimulant, astringent, and antispasmodic. It can treat indigestion, diarrhea, and hoarseness, while it can also relieve flatulence and colics. In the West it is used in the veterinary medicine, removing gases, but in the East it remains a traditional herbal remedy.

It has been proved that cumin is effective in the treatment of the carpal tunnel syndrome, diarrhea, indigestion and morning sickness.

Recipes using cumin

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