Sort and sweet today, I have taken to using cumin in my bag of cooking spices and I must say it is love, providing that unique nutty/peppery taste. Is it really any wonder that it has such strong ties to Middle Eastern, Mexican and Indian cuisine? I think not! Spices are a great way to provide not only flavor, but variety to cooking. You should never be bored with eating, when there are so many different spice and flavor profiles that you can work with (cumin, a touch of ginger and Celtic sea salt is a favorite of mine; as is cinnamon, cayenne pepper and Sea Salt: really good on fruits tossed in some grassfed ghee!). Of course different spices have health benefits as well, and cumin is no exception. Here are some of the benefits of some sprinkled cumin:
- excellent source of iron, which we know is important to not only blood, but the immune system. Pregnant women and children, especially could benefit from great sources of iron
- traditionally shown to have digestive benefits, current research is exploring its role in pancreatic enzyme secretion
- free radical scavenger
- enhances the liver’s detoxification enzymes
- may have anti-carcinogenic properties
Pretty impressive for a little spice that you just add to your delicious animal fat, protein or plant foods. Cumin, whether whole seeds or ground, is available year round, too! For more on our fat-burner weight-loss programs check out our website at bodychange.net.