Cumin contains important nutrients but also ingredients such as phenolic compounds, terpenoids, etc., which have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory action but also ingredients with antimicrobial properties.
However, we must keep in mind that in practice the amount we consume is small to be a good source of nutrients.
It is mainly used as a spice.
It is world-famous and is a staple in many cuisines, especially in South Asian, North African and Latin America.
In addition, cumin can be an ingredient in cheeses such as Leyden cheese and some traditional breads from France.
In Latin America, it is commonly used in traditional Brazilian cuisine.
Cumin can be an ingredient in chili powder or found in spice mixes.
In parts of Asia, cumin is also used for therapeutic purposes. Cumin is believed to be beneficial for heart disease, edema, people with poor taste, but also gastrointestinal problems such as vomiting, indigestion, diarrhea and bloating.