What is Cumin?
About the Spice, the Super Food;
Cumin, every Indian’s Jeera. The spice is obtained in the form of a seed, each of which is obtained from drying the fruit of the flower bearing plant by the same name, which is native to the region covering the eastern part of Mediterranean Sea to the southern part of Asia. It is a popular traditional spice in a number of cuisines across the world. Moreover it has been known since the ages as a domestic remedy for a plethora of ailments. The legends live on, while science only as much as reaffirms the claims of the times gone by.
Nutritional Value of Cumin;
The nutrition derived from the spice is what makes cumin the standalone super food that it is. Every 100 grams of cumin contains a total of 375 calories out if which is 22 grams of total fat, and 44 grams of total carbohydrates mostly consisting of dietary fiber, a sum total of 18 grams of proteins and no cholesterol whatsoever.
The minerals contained in the Cumin seed is comparatively on the higher side, and secures Cumin’s position in the super-food bracket. The spice contains considerable amounts of Sodium. That is just the beginning. Cumin is boosted with large quantities of Potassium, Calcium, Iron and Magnesium. Besides there are good quantities of Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Vitamin B6 in each grain of Cumin.
Cumin Water and its Benefits:
Boosting plain drinking water with the goodness of a super food is an efficient way of maximizing the benefits that could be obtained by the system. On getting dissolved in water the complex molecules of nutrients found in the super food is broken down into simpler forms, which could be easily consumed and assimilated by the human body.
How to Make Cumin Water:
Making cumin water is definitively nothing close to rocket science. It could either be done by adding a desired quantity of the spice in boiling water. Otherwise, one may as well soak the spice overnight in water at room temperature. Either method is equally effective in obtaining the goodness of the spice for the body. Whole as well as ground cumin could be used in the preparation. Although the taste of the concoction may vary according to the method or media of preparation.
Benefits of Cumin Water:
Following are the health benefits that one may enjoy by the regular consumption of Cumin Water:
- Increased metabolism
- Stronger immune system
- Electrolyte balance in the body
- Regulates blood pressure
- Natural cure for Anemia
- Boosts the glow of the skin