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Cumin is a spice that many people use in their dishes, especially in foods that originated from Mediterranean and Southeast Asian regions. Cumin is classified as an earthy, nutty spicy that offer lots of health benefits. Due to this reason, along with being a part of dishes in the main course, cumin is also used as a traditional medicine.

Cumin helps in controlling weight loss, improving blood sugar as well as to control cholesterol. Following are some benefits of cumin:

1. Digestion

As mentioned above, cumin is very useful in boosting your digestion. It helps in enhancing normal digestion system as well as increase protein within the digestive parts. Consume cumin every day on regular basis to have sufficient amount of properties that you need to maintain healthy digestive system. Alternatively, if you want a quicker result, it is also beneficial if you drink cumin juice twice a day, in the morning as you wake up and at night before going to bed.

2. Insomnia

For those who have trouble falling asleep, cumin is beneficial to get you back to sleep. It is richly aromatic and is the ideal anti congestive combination. Therefore, it is both a stimulant and relaxant at the same time. Stress is normally regarded as a factor triggering insomnia. Therefore, the recommendation is to drink cumin tea every night before you go to bed.

3. Common Cold

When it comes to sudden changes of weather, our body deals with lots of issues and the most common one is cold. This health issue happens when our respiratory system breaks down and struggle with the sudden changes from outside. In such cases, you would need cumin in order to help to calm the nerve. In such case, cumin would make a perfect match as it can help in adding lots of vitamin C, which helps in boosting the immune system. Also, it is a natural antioxidant helping you stay away from those infections and toxins. The advice is to drink cumin tea every day, especially when you find symptoms of common cold.

4. Skin Disorders

Our skin has to struggle with lots of problems both from inside and outside. The key here to treat them is to fix them all if you want to have smooth skin, especially when you are facing premature aging problems. You need to stay put if you want to keep your skin young and glowing. The answer to skin problems is using cumin. Also, high amount of vitamin E found in cumin helps to combat free radicals so that you do not have to worry about the problems of wrinkles, ageing, redspot or blemishes. This would help you to have smooth skin as you ever expect. Drink cumin juice on a regular basis. Alternatively, it is also helpful if you use cumin as a mask, applying on your face three times a day.

With very little quantity of cumin we will be able to bring a lot of flavor and aromatize the dish. We can buy it in grain or powder, and it is used in different kinds of rice, in sauces, soups and salads.

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Cumin Soup Recipe

Preparation Time: 15-30 minutes

Ingredients:

1 carrot, chopped in small cubes
1 tomato
1 red onion, chopped into cubes
1 minced garlic clove
A spoonful of ground cumin
Half a tablespoon of virgin olive oil
1 bay leaf
1 branch of thyme
1 branch of parsley
A teaspoon of vinegar
1 liter of water
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon of plain yogurt without sugar, or sour cream and a pinch of cumin to serve

Method

Place carrot, garlic, onion, tomato, cumin, thyme and parsley in a pot. Bring to a high heat and let it boil.

When it boils, lower the heat and let it cook over low heat for about 15 minutes.

Then, remove the bay leaf, thyme and parsley, and take the rest to a processor or blender.

Once processed, we return to the pot and season with salt and pepper to taste.

When serving, add a spoonful of yogurt or sour cream and top with a pinch of cumin powder.
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2 comments:

  1. I had no idea that cumin had so may health benefits. I need to cook with it more often!

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  2. i LOVE cumin. it is one of the spices we use the most to cook and I always make sure to add a little the baby food I make my baby.

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