Cumin is a flowering plant in the family Apiaceae, its seeds are dried and used in both whole and ground form. It is brown yellow in color. It is extensively used as a condiment or a spice in culinary dishes and recipes around the globe like the Indian Subcontinent and some other Asian, African and Latin American countries. It is native to Egypt.
Choose whole cumin seeds instead of cumin powder as the latter loses its flavor more quickly.
Cumin may cause digestive problems like heartburn. It may also lead to excessive belching.(2)
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