Cumin has a flavour that is described as earthy, nutty, spicy and warm. Used in many dishes of the Mediterranean and Southwest Asia, Cumin has been long used in traditional medicine. Some health benefits include: promoting healthy digestion, reducing food-borne infections, promoting weight loss and improving blood sugar control and cholesterol.
Cumin seeds are naturally rich in iron - in fact, one teaspoon of ground cumin contains 17.5% of the RDI for adults. High in antioxidants, an anti-inflammatory and used to help with drug dependence.