Spices are aromas of natural origin, used in kitchens all over the world. They have the task of enhancing the flavor of food and drinks. Each spice has an unmistakable flavor and scent.
They have very ancient origins, just think that the Egyptian populations used them for various purposes in funeral practices. Spices are not only appreciated for their organoleptic properties but also because they are precious allies for health.
Some little curiosities about the plant
As mentioned above, spices are not only used to flavor meat, fish and vegetables, but are a real panacea for the well-being of our body. For example, this sweet or spicy spice helps digest and keep the skin young.
But We at ProiezionidiBorsa want to talk about one spice in particular: cumin. Its strong and aromatic pungent flavor is encased in very small seeds. A herbaceous plant grown in many areas of the Mediterranean that aesthetically resembles that of the wild carrot. The flowers appear in late spring and summer, they are very important because they contain the precious seeds.
A plant that adapts perfectly even to the coldest temperatures, but that loves sunny positions and fears the winds.
Against indigestion and embarrassing intestinal problems, here is a spice rich in minerals and vitamins
Just like this spice that lower blood pressure and reduces bad cholesterol, cumin is also rich in medicinal and beneficial properties.
In fact, it provides vitamins and minerals that are very useful for the health of our body. In particular, we find vitamins of group A, C, E, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, etc.
Cumin helps with intestinal problems and deflates the belly. It stimulates the secretion of digestive enzymes and consequently promotes digestion. But it is also an excellent remedy for eliminating intestinal gas, counteracting the annoying problem of meteorism and relieving abdominal pain. So, against bad digestion and embarrassing intestinal problems, here is a spice rich in minerals and vitamins.
But cumin is also rich in potassium, a mineral that helps fight cardiovascular disease. While calcium and phosphorus strengthen bones and teeth.
How to use it in the kitchen
We have seen how cumin is a real panacea for the well-being of the organism. It can be used both in seeds and in powder. It enhances the flavor of many dishes, especially cheeses, soups and meats. But it can also be combined with leavened dough to create pizzas and bread with a very particular flavor.
(We remind you to carefully read the warnings regarding this article, which can be consulted WHO”)