Organic Cumin Seed

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Description

Organic Cumin Seed is a wonderfully fragrant spice.

Organic Cumin Seed is the most commonly used spice in the world after black pepper.  If you are already a cumin fan then this won’t come as a surprise to you, because cumin is seriously tasty and wonderfully versatile.  If you want a smoother texture to combine in sauces and dips try our organic ground cumin.

This popular spice is used across the globe and is well known for its use in Mexican, Indian and Middle-Eastern dishes.  Originally Cumin Seed was native to Egypt and it still holds cultural significance there.

Cumin is nutritious as well as delicious, it has high levels of a range of important nutrients including thiamin (B1), iron, calcium and manganese.  If you haven’t tried using cumin then making fragrant vegetable curry is a great place to start.

Origin: Turkey

Allergen Information: Packed on premises that handle gluten, tree nuts, sesame, soya, peanuts.

Nutritional Information

The Nutritional Benefits of Organic Cumin Seed.

Organic Cumin Seed is high in Thiamin (B1), Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc, Copper and Manganese. It is a source of Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Riboflavin, Niacin (B3) and Vitamin B6.

Manganese: This vital nutrient contributes to the maintenance of normal bones and the formation of connective tissue.  It is also needed for the protection of cells from oxidative stress.

B-Vitamins: This group of vitamins contribute to normal psychological function, normal function of the immune system and contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.

Vitamin A: This vitamin contributes to normal skin, vision and immunity.

Potassium: This essential nutrient contributes to the normal functioning of the nervous system, muscle function and the normal maintenance of blood pressure.

Phosphorus:
This abundant mineral contributes to energy-yielding metabolism, function of cell membranes and the maintenance of bones and teeth.

Vitamin E: This antioxidant contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress.

Magnesium: This wonderful nutrient is often referred to as natures tranquilliser.  It is necessary for the reduction of tiredness and fatigue and electrolyte balance.  It is also needed for normal nervous system and muscle function.

Calcium: It is a common myth that we need to eat dairy to get an adequate calcium intake.   Many plant based foods boast high levels of it.  Calcium is needed for the normal maintenance of bones and teeth and digestive enzyme function.  It is also needed for normal energy-yielding metabolism and neurotransmission in the body.

Zinc: This nutrient contributes to normal function of the immune system, DNA synthesis, carbohydrate metabolism, cognitive function, fertility and reproduction, metabolism of fatty acids, protein synthesis as well as the maintenance of bone, hair, skin and nails. It also protects cells from oxidative stress which is so important in a world where our bodies are exposed to so many toxins daily.

Iron: It is vital to get enough iron and many whole foods contain high levels of it.  Iron contributes to normal cognitive function and immune system function.  It also contributes to the reduction of tiredness and energy-yielding metabolism.

Typical Nutrient Values Per 100g:
Energy 1570kj/375kcal
Fat 22.3g
of which saturates 1.5g
Carbohydrate 44.2g
of which sugars 2.3g
Fibre 10.5g
Protein 17.8g
Sodium 168mg
Typical Vitamin/Mineral Values Per 100g:
Vitamin A 1270IU 25% RI
Vitamin E 3.3g 17% RI
Thiamin 0.6mg 42% RI
Riboflavin 0.3mg 19% RI
Niacin 4.6mg 23% RI
Vitamin B6 0.4mg 22% RI
Calcium 931mg 93% RI
Iron 66.4mg 369% RI
Magnesium 366mg 92% RI
Phosphorus 499mg 50% RI
Potassium 1788mg 51% RI
Zinc 0.9mg 46% RI
Copper 0.9mg 43% RI
Manganese 3.3mg 167% RI

*High in = 30% or more of RI (reference intake) per 100g

*Source of = 15% or more of RI (reference intake) per 100g

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Cooking Instructions

Add Cumin at the beginning of cooking with the oil and let it heat up gently to release its flavour and goodness.

Storage

For optimum freshness keep in a cool place away from moisture and direct sunlight.  Store in a tightly sealed bag or container.

Family Tip:

  1. Cumin goes really well in curry and chilli recipes.
  2. This super seed is also lovely in rice salads – it adds a varied texture and crunch.
  3. Cumin makes delicious salad dressing.  Try it with tahini, garlic and salt with water to blend!