February 01, 2022 2 min read

Cumin seeds are flavorful seeds that give a nutty and peppery flavor to dishes. They are widely
used in Indian and Middle Eastern cuisines as well as being an important component of Mexican dishes.
The seeds are native to Egypt and have also been cultivated in different regions of the world like China,
India, and the Mediterranean for centuries. These seeds have been known to have been used both
culinary as well as medicinal purposes.
Another reason for this widely popular seed is its peppery flavor that makes cumin a viable replacement
for black pepper which was a much more expensive spice and not very easy to come by. 

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Nutrition Profile


Cumin seeds are a very good source of iron and yield some amounts of protein, potassium, and
manganese. They also yield some dietary fiber. Their nutritional value is usually medicinal
in nature. The seeds have also been traditionally used to aid the digestive system. Cumin seeds can also
be steeped to make a calming tea to use as an expectorant or soothe respiratory system disorders as
well as act as a remedy for abdominal pain or colic issues.
Storing and using cumin in the kitchen
Cumin is an integral ingredient of the well-known curry powder. It is available in both powder form as
well as whole cumin seeds. Buying and storing cumin seeds is considered a better option since
powdered cumin can lose its flavor much quickly. When purchasing whole cumin seeds, on the other
hand, the spice may be used whole when desired or ground freshly when needed.
To store cumin seeds as either whole or powdered, the spice should be kept in an airtight glass
container and stored in a cool, dark, place away from moisture. When stored properly, powdered cumin
can stay fresh for six months whereas cumin seeds can keep well for one year.
To use cumin in cooking, experts recommend lightly roasting the seeds to bring out the fullness of their
flavor and aroma. When combined with other traditional spices like black pepper, coriander, turmeric, and fenugreek, cumin can make a tasty combination that may be used to spice meat, fish, and
vegetable dishes.

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