Cumin is a spice native from the Mediterranean all the way to India. These seeds are used to flavor many dishes from all over world. Cumin has a potent, earthy, strong flavor and a sweet, bold aroma.
In Europe it is used inside traditional bread and cheese. In India, it is an important part of many curry mixes, garam masala, and in Morocco it is added to Ras el Hanut mix. In Latin America it is an integral part of good chili as well as many other recipes. Cumin goes perfectly in meat, traditional meatballs and falafel. Also, its is commonly added to pickled vegetables and some sweets.
In Ayurvedic medicine, cumin is used to increase appetite, promote digestion, improve eyesight and promote milk production in lactating women. It is believed to have antipyretic properties. Also, it can help with diarrhea, vomiting and flatulence. Lastly, cumin is considered to have antidiabetic, immunological, anticancer, and antimicrobial properties.
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