india1948 teamcumin

india1948 teamcumin
      cumin  Sometimes called the “bacon of vegetarian food”.   Taste:  Peppery and slightly bitter taste, adds warmth to your dishes.   Look:  Long, light tan seeds.   Smell:  Pungent, warm, slightly nutty, with an earthy aroma (very noticeable when crushed).     

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          
           
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     cook      Great in breads, pickles, chutneys.   Essential for a classic curry.    Pairs well with strong spices, like chili powder, ajwain, black pepper, cinnamon, coriander, fennel seed, fenugreek seed, ginger, mustard, saffron, tamarind, and turmeric.     tips   Toast before grinding to intensify the flavor  Use judiciously, tends to overpower other flavors    Looks similar to the caraway seed, be sure you are get what you are looking for    health benefits   Alkalizes the body (decreases acidity)  Strengthens the liver, intestines, and kidney  Reduces blood sugar to prevent/help treat Type 2 Diabetes  Rich in phytoestrogens, which keep calcium in bones  Aids in digestion  Increases milk production in mothers  Is known as an aphrodisiac         Disclaimer:  The sole purpose of the Health Benefits section of our spice pantry is to provide information about the tradition of ayurveda. This information is not intended for use in the diagnosis, treatment, cure or prevention of any disease. If you have any serious acute or chronic health concern, please consult a trained health professional who can fully assess your needs and address them effectively. Check with your doctor before taking herbs or using essential oils when pregnant or nursing.

cumin

Sometimes called the “bacon of vegetarian food”.

Taste: Peppery and slightly bitter taste, adds warmth to your dishes.

Look: Long, light tan seeds.

Smell: Pungent, warm, slightly nutty, with an earthy aroma (very noticeable when crushed).

 ground cumin

ground cumin

cook 

  • Great in breads, pickles, chutneys.
  • Essential for a classic curry.

  • Pairs well with strong spices, like chili powder, ajwain, black pepper, cinnamon, coriander, fennel seed, fenugreek seed, ginger, mustard, saffron, tamarind, and turmeric. 

tips

  • Toast before grinding to intensify the flavor
  • Use judiciously, tends to overpower other flavors  
  • Looks similar to the caraway seed, be sure you are get what you are looking for 

health benefits

  • Alkalizes the body (decreases acidity)
  • Strengthens the liver, intestines, and kidney
  • Reduces blood sugar to prevent/help treat Type 2 Diabetes
  • Rich in phytoestrogens, which keep calcium in bones
  • Aids in digestion
  • Increases milk production in mothers
  • Is known as an aphrodisiac 

 

Disclaimer: The sole purpose of the Health Benefits section of our spice pantry is to provide information about the tradition of ayurveda. This information is not intended for use in the diagnosis, treatment, cure or prevention of any disease. If you have any serious acute or chronic health concern, please consult a trained health professional who can fully assess your needs and address them effectively. Check with your doctor before taking herbs or using essential oils when pregnant or nursing.