Cumin Seed Part of the parsley family, it’s a pale brown spice made from the dried seed of a plant called Cuminum cyminum.
You can cook with cumin in both whole seed and ground form, both of which lend warm, earthy aroma and flavor to dishes. Cumin is also a component in many different spice blends, such as curry powder, chili powder, garam masala.
Cumin is available as both whole seeds and ground powder and both are used in recipes.
Ground cumin is made by grinding dry roasted cumin seeds.
Cumin seeds for weight loss
There are numerous ways in which we can use cumin for weight loss.You can consume it in two forms, as a whole spice or in powder form.
Benefits of Cumin Seeds
The benefits of adding cumin seeds (jeera) to diet are enormous. Packed with phytochemicals called cumin aldehyde, the uniquely aromatic and flavorful cumin seeds have multiple medicinal properties to boost immunity, fight tumors, diabetes, epilepsy, and aid in weight loss.
Cumin seeds are packed with plant-based antioxidants including phenols, terpenes, alkaloids, and flavonoids. These combat stress-causing free radicals to reduce inflammation, prevent damage to healthy cells, and decrease the risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and even obesity.