Kumin or, as it is also called, Zira is one of the most common spices of eastern cooking.. We often confuse it with cumin, although in fact, these spices are different from each other. In the Middle Ages, there was a belief that the bride and groom were to carry the cumin seed through the entire ceremony of marriage. In this case, they expected happiness in living together.

Useful properties of cumin

It is called cumin because of the external similarity of the two seasonings, although their taste and properties are far from identical. Homeland cumin is Central Asia. As a seasoning it was widely used in ancient India, Ancient Greece and Rome, as well as in the Middle East. Medicinal and medicinal properties of spirits were indicated in the works of Hippocrates, Dioscorides, and Pliny the Elder.

Nowadays, cumin is grown and widely used in Latin America, North Africa and Southeast Asia. In Europe, the popularity of this seasoning is not so high, although residents of the Mediterranean countries are not averse to using it in cooking. In the Middle Ages, Europeans very often used cumin. Previously, the largest supplier of spices was Iran, now the largest quantities are brought from India, Pakistan, Turkey and Latin America.

For cooking, you can use powder or whole seeds of spirits. They have a strong peculiar smell, and taste reminiscent of nuts. Whole seeds can be used in the preparation of various dishes from meat, pilaf and cheeses. Ground, powdery seeds are added to various marinades, soups, flour products, vegetable dishes and cold appetizers, as well as sauces.

This spice is not left aside from the perfume industry. Here use cumin oil.

  • Corn seeds contain many vitamins, minerals and other equally beneficial to the body substances. Among them: ascorbic acid, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, vitamins of group B, beta-carotene and others.
  • With the regular addition of cuminin your food, you help relieve yourself of amnesia, insomnia, stomach cramps, migraines. Also, the spice is good for dyspepsia, gallstones, bronchitis; improves digestion, prevents the formation of blood clots, affects the cardiovascular system, reduces the risk of heart attacks.
  • To students during the session and those who work a lot mentally, Cumin will help activate brain processes and also has a beneficial effect on vision.
  • Pregnant women needing zira is necessary for nausea and abdominal distention occurring during the first month of pregnancy. Nursing mothers will help correct problems with lactation.
  • In Greece, the seeds of this plant are used to prepare therapeutic tea for children, recommended for children meteorism.

  • Cumin lotions have antiseptic and wound healing effect, and compresses from ground seeds help with the appearance of tumors. Compresses should be prepared using olive oil or bean flour.
  • Besides, Zira perfectly removes toxins from the body. To give strength and improve mood, use cumin healing tea: Pour two teaspoons of cumin, fennel and coriander with two cups of boiling water and enjoy the original taste and effect it will have on your body.

Contraindications for cumin use

However, with all its beneficial properties, cumin is contraindicated for people suffering from gastritis with high acidity, as well as with gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer.

Zira is traditionally called the queen of spices. Without its use does not cost the preparation of a single oriental dish. This is not an accident. Spice, which contains so many utilities, should certainly be an ornament to each table!

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