Cumin seeds are the second most popular spice in the world after black pepper. Cumin is the dried fruit of a small herb plant and popular even during biblical times as an efficient digestive food flavor for ceremonial feasting.
Cumin Seed Benefits
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From Latin America to North Africa and all over Asia cumin is the most popular spice used. Cumin seed is a flowering plant in the family apiaceae, native from east Mediterranean to east India. Cumin is the dried seed of the herb cumin, a member of the parsley family. The cumin plant grows to 30-50 cm (0.98-1.6 ft) tall and is harvested by hand. Cumin seed is a herbaceous annual plant, with a slender branched stem 20-30 cm tall. The leaves are 5-10 cm long, it produces a stem with many branches which bear long, finely divided, deep green leaves and small flowers, white or rose in color. The plant has aromatic seed like fruit, commonly known as cumin seed. It is oval shaped, approximately 6 mm long and light yellowish-brown in color. It has a peculiar, strong and heavy odor. The dried seeds form as essential ingredient of curry powder. Cumin is one of the typical spices used in India and worldwide and is fried or roasted before use.
Cultivation of cumin requires a long, hot summer of 3-4 months, with day time temperatures around 30®c (86®f); it is a drought-tolerant, and is mostly grown in Mediterranean climates. It is grown from seeds sown in spring, and needs fertile and well drained soil.
Cumin seeds are used as a spice for their distinctive aroma and are very popular in Western to Central Asia, in Central to South America along with Burma, India, and Indonesia. Indian cumin finds worldwide use in foods, beverages, liquors, medicines, toiletries and perfumery and grows abundantly in the mild, equable climate of Gujarat, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. Rich well drained, sandy, loamy soil and the sun are the basic requirements of the spice for perfect and sample growth.
Indian cumin is exported in its natural as well as powdered form, besides as essential oil to USA, Singapore, Japan, UK and North America.
- Cumin seeds are highly beneficial in digestive disorders like morning sickness, indigestion, atonic dyspepsia, diarrhea and many more
- Black cumin is used in treatment of piles
- Cumin is useful in relieving from sleeplessness
- Cumin seeds are also used in amnesia or dullness of memory
Cumin seeds contain a relatively large percentage amount of iron. However, unless one would eat about 15 grams (1/2 oz) per day, cumin is not likely to be dietary source of iron. Cumin’s distinctive flavor and strong, warm aroma is due to its essential oil content.
Cumin seeds consist of moisture 6.2 percent, protein 17.7 percent, fat 23.8 percent, crude fiber 9.1 percent, carbohydrates 35.5 percent and mineral matter 7.7 percent per 100 grams.
Their mineral and vitamin contents are calcium, iron, phosphorous, potassium, thiamine, sodium, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin c and A.
Botanical name- cumin cymin
Indian name- Jeera