Cumin Seed/ ജീരകം/ சீரகம்/ जीरा is used as a spice for their distinctive flavor and aroma. It is globally popular and an essential flavoring in many cuisines, particularly South Asian, Northern African and Latin American cuisines.In Indian cooking it takes a major part and used as raw, roasted and powder forms. It has plenty of health benefits and medicinal values such as ability to aid in digestion, improve immunity and treat piles, insomnia, respiratory disorders, asthma, bronchitis, common cold, anemia, skin disorders and cancer.Drinking warm Jeera/Cumin seeds water helps your appetite and digestion.Cumin Seeds can be bought from most supermarkets and specialist herb or spice stores. you can store cumin seeds or its powder form for 4 to 6 months in an air tight container(room temperature). Normally I stored it as a roasted powder form. It helps to enhance my dishes a special taste and aroma. Use and include more cumin seeds in your daily cooking. Eat healthy live healthy.
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