Cumin

Ancient Egyptians used cumin as far back as 3,000 BC, as both a spice and as an important ingredient in the mummification process. The Ancient Greeks and Romans subsequently used cumin as makeup and as a spice. It is a small, grayish-brown seed in the coriander family; today, it is used extensively as a culinary ingredient in India, much of Asia, Africa, and Latin America.  Cumin is rich in potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, and sodium. It also has significant amounts of iron, vitamins A, C, E, K, and B6, and niacin, as well as thiamin, riboflavin and folate.  Cumin is bene..

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