Cumin, Caraway (Zeera,jeera)
₹29.00 – ₹549.00
Cumin seeds, whose scientific name is Cuminum cyminum, are an excellent source of iron, a mineral that plays many vital roles in the body. It increases antioxidant intake, promotes digestion,may improve blood sugar control and may reduce food-borne illnesses. It is also good for the skin.
Cumin is used in both meat and vegetable dishes, as well as in soups and sauces. A popular Indian recipe is jeera rice, which is a combination of rice and cumin seeds. Cumin is also a seasoning in Middle Eastern falafel.
|Ingredients||Dried cumin seeds.|
|Basic Preparation||Can be used as is but is recommended to be ground fresh prior to use with the use of a pepper mill, electric spice grinder or a mortar and pestle.|
|Recommended Applications||Cumin is used in many ethnic cuisines, especially Eastern Indian, Mexican and Southwest American dishes. Use it to make your own Indian Masala or Curry Blends. Combine with ground Dried Chile Peppers to season chili or enchiladas.|
|Taste & Aroma||Bittersweet, Sweet|
|Cuisine||American, Indian, Indonesian, Mexican, Moroccan, Portuguese, Spanish, Tex-Mex, Thai, Vietnamese|
|Handling / Storage||To be stored in a cool, dry place.|
|Shelf Life||4 Years|
|Country of Origin||India|
|Dietary Preferences||All Natural, Gluten-Free, Kosher Parve, Non-GMO|
|Allergen Information||None Specified|
Although the small cumin seed looks rather unassuming, it packs a punch when it comes to flavor, which can be described as penetrating and peppery with slight citrus overtones. Cumin’s unique flavor complexity has made it an integral spice in the cuisines of Mexico, India and the Middle East.
Cumin seeds resemble caraway seeds, being oblong in shape, longitudinally ridged, and yellow-brown in color. This is not surprising as both cumin and caraway, as well as parsley and dill, belong to the same plant family (Umbelliferae). The scientific name for cumin is Cuminum cyminum. Cumin is available both in its whole seed form and ground into a powder.
|Dimensions||13 × 13 × 13 cm|
1 kg., 100 gm, 50 gm., 500 gm.
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