Sunday, September 06, 2020

Cumin for seasoning

Spices are non-leafy parts (e.g. bud, fruit, seed, bark, rhizome and bulb) of plants used as a flavoring or seasoning, although many can also be used as a herbal medicine. A few seasonings like cinnamon, star anise, white pepper, red chile flakes, curry powder or even cumin will add some depth and make instant ramen taste more authentic.

Cumin was a major component of curry and chili powder that was used to flavor a variety of commercial food products. Cumin is one of the important items in instant noodle seasoning packet.

Cumin seeds are obtained from the herb Cuminum cyminum, native from East Mediterranean to South Asia belonging to the family Apiaceae—a member of the parsley family. Cumin seeds are oblong and yellow–grey.

Cumin is known for its antioxidant properties. The most important chemical component of cumin fruits is essential oil content, ranging from 2.5% to 4.5% which is pale to colorless depending on age and regional variations.

Cumin seeds are nutritionally rich; they provide high amounts of fat (especially monounsaturated fat), protein, and dietary fiber. Vitamins B and E and several dietary minerals, especially iron, are also considerable in cumin seeds.
Cumin for seasoning

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