Cumin is a herb that has a very distinct flavour that makes it a favourite for many. The greenish brown powder of this herb is pungent, sharp and slightly sweet used in many Indian and continental cuisines. It can also be used by sprinkling over curd or buttermilk with a bit of salt to give them an added flavour. It also has many health supporting properties.
In traditional herbal medicine, it is used as a diuretic and to treat stomach upset and flatulence. It is a good source of iron, manganese and other vitamins and minerals. It is also used with other spices to make a variety of spice blends that add taste to your favourite dish.