A versatile spice that’s used worldwide, the tiny cumin seed can be a giant ally in weight loss and osteoporosis prevention!
Originated in India, cumin, a tiny, oblong-shaped, yellow-brown seed is extensively used in the cuisine of Latin America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Middle East and the Caribbean islands due to its aroma and nutty, peppery flavor. The seeds have a high content of phytoestrogens, making cumin an intensively researched therapeutic tool against osteoporosis in menopausal women.
It has also shown time and time again to significantly aid with weight loss, control sugar levels in blood, and reduce cholesterol and triglycerides. The spice contains high amounts of iron and vitamins A and C, powerful antioxidants with possible benefits against cancer.
It is found whole and grounded. The whole seeds are preferred and they are usually roasted or fried in a small amount of oil to intensify their flavor. So add a teaspoon or two of cumin into your yogurt, or incorporate it into your favorite lentil soup recipe.
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