Cumin is a spice obtained from the plant called Cuminum cyminum botanically. Cumin is an herb that has its roots in Asia and is widely used in Middle Eastern, Indian and Mediterranean cuisines.
Cumin seeds are small, oval-shaped and brown in color, with a strong aroma and characteristic taste. It is usually used as a seed and can be ground into powder. Powdered cumin is the more common form and is used as a spice in a variety of dishes.
Cumin has both sweetening and aromatic properties. It is often added to meals, especially in soups, sauces, meat dishes, pilafs, vegetables and appetizers in Middle Eastern and Indian cuisine. It is also used in some cheeses and breads. Cumin can also be used in teas, beverages and some desserts.
In addition, cumin is an herb that is also used in traditional medicine. It is thought to be able to alleviate digestive problems, increase appetite, relieve gas, and have antioxidant properties. However, it is important to consult a specialist before using it for medicinal purposes.
Cumin is a popular spice that can offer some health benefits as well as add flavor to dishes. However, if you have any medical conditions or are concerned about any health problems, it is important to consult a healthcare professional.