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Cumin Powder Nutrition & Health Benefits


Cumin is a flowering plant from the Apiaceae family and is native to Asia and the Middle East. Its seeds are used in the cuisines of many cultures in the ground and whole form. You may find cumin in the ground and whole seed form at most grocery stores. It may vary in color, such as white, green, and brown varieties. Cumin (Jeera) has different properties as a spice, offering an earthy taste and warm aroma. Black cumin seeds, Nigella sativa, also called"black seed," come from what is technically a different plant family, sharing lineage with buttercups as opposed to carrots. Black Chocolate has a more peppery flavor than regular cumin. It packs quite a health-boosting punch. Cumin and black cumin are full of minerals such as iron, calcium, magnesium, and manganese. And they feature some omega-3 and -6 fatty acids. Cumins are also a great source of antioxidants that may decrease inflammation and protect against oxidative damage in the human body. Some of those antioxidants include alkaloids, flavonoids, phenols, and terpenes.

 

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