Cumin is the dried seed of the herb, a member of the parsley family. It is also famously known as “Jeera” in India.
Cumin or Jeera is a common ingredient in Indian kitchens. Apart from adding flavor to a dish, it has got health benefits too.
Cumin benefits for health:
Cumin helps to lower blood sugar levels and thus helps in maintaining proper blood content levels in the body. This is a great boon for people suffering from Diabetes. Cumin seeds are also suggested for kidney health. This is achieved by its anti-oxidant characteristics that fight against impurities and free radicals thereby making the body immunity better.
It acts as an antioxidant to combat the free radicals that attack the skin and cause signs of ageing like wrinkles, age spots and sagging skin.
Cumin helps control stomach pain, indigestion, diarrhea, nausea and morning sickness.
So, make it a point to add a dash of jeera powder in your diet.
It’s a good idea to include cumin – jeera in everyday preparations like parathas, curries, cookies, soups, rice, buttermilk, lentil preparations, etc.
Production: The main producer and consumer of cumin is India.
Try Recipes using Cumin (Jeera) or Cumin Powder(Jeera Powder):
Kadai Paneer, Aloo Dum, Dal fry, Jeera Rice, Aloo Palak, Palak Paneer, Methi-Mutter-Malai, Masala Grill Sandwich, Aloo ki Subji, Paneer Bhurji, Sev-Tamatar Sabji, Masala Dosa, Boondi Raita, Cucumber Raita, Nutrela Soya Chunks Biryani