Insects To Be The Next Hottest Superfood? No. We Vote Cumin!

VEGAN-FRIENDLY SUPERFOOD CUMIN

L  Let’s talk a minute about this Insect comment I made – have you heard the hype about it? I can’t do it. Scientists are saying cockroach milk (a crystallized protein) is the next “superfood” of the future. I am not convinced and won’t be eating a cock-roach anytime in my lifetime. Animal protein is the farthest I’ll go. See a cock-roach recipe here on Food NetworkWe vote Cumin! Pronounced “ko͞o-min”.

You have most likely read in my previous blogs that I clearly love my herbs and spices! From Culinary to nutrition, to aromatherapy … each of them hold a special place in our bodies and today I’m talking about Cumin.

 

 

I’ll often use ground Cumin when making salsas or hummus and sometimes replace pepper with cumin instead. It has a different taste of peppery, it’s almost nutty. They are longitudinally ridged, brownish and also resemble caraway seeds.

 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CUMIN?

  • Due to the high amounts of Iron, Cumin is wonderful for women during menstruation who lose iron each month during this time. 
  • Cumin keeps your immune system healthy, just like antioxidant! (A major component of “superfoods”)
  • Anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties (just like superfoods)
  • Are also a good source for calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and vitamin B1
  • In every 2 Teaspoons, there is 16% of our DV of Iron! That’s excellent for a spice, and 2 teaspoons at that. 
Cumin for Superfoods! Read more via #blogger @mindfulsami
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F Fun fact … did you know that In ancient Egypt, cumin was not only used as a culinary spice but it was also an ingredient used to mummify pharaohs? β‡’ That is fascinating!

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you continue to look around my Nutrition category for more culinary health inspiration!


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  • I love Cumin! they give such good flavor to food.

  • Yesha

    Interesting! I haven’t tried using cumin. Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚ Gonna tell hubby about this ^ ^

  • Erin Kennedy

    I actually just bought Cumin last week to make a batch of chili. Who knew I was providing my family with such nutrients!?

  • Lisa Rios

    I do use Cumin for most of my cooking as they add a special taste to the recipe. The health benefits are huge for sure as they help with digestion issues and it is great to hear that it helps women with menstruation as well!

  • Aziel Morte

    I’d love to use cumin for our soup and my hubby loves it.

  • Aziel Morte

    I’d love to use cumin for our soup and my hubby loves it.

  • Christine Cox

    I can’t say that I purposely put cumin in things but if the recipe says to do it, I put it in. Guess I will have to start testing it out in different recipes.

  • Katie Smith

    I love cumin, I use it in almost every beef dish I cook. It smells so good too.

  • Katie Smith

    I love cumin, I use it in almost every beef dish I cook. It smells so good too.

  • Nikki Wayne

    I haven’t tried using cumin. Maybe, I should try it, sounds very beneficial.

  • I’m right there with you about insects. I don’t think so. It sounds so disgusting. I’ve been incorporating more vegan foods into my diet and use cumin quite often.

  • I’m right there with you about insects. I don’t think so. It sounds so disgusting. I’ve been incorporating more vegan foods into my diet and use cumin quite often.

  • jenjen

    I need this especially during monthly period. I tend to lose much iron.

  • jenjen

    I need this especially during monthly period. I tend to lose much iron.

  • lol agreed!!

  • Mardene Carr

    I am going to take the 5th on the insects menu. Moving right along…LOL. Cumin is such a great super food. The benefits just go on and on

  • I use cumin a ton in my cooking. It’s good to hear that it’s a superfood. I didn’t know that!

  • I use cumin a ton in my cooking. It’s good to hear that it’s a superfood. I didn’t know that!

  • Kathy

    I don’t use cumin much at all. I should probably start using it more. Sounds like it’s great for a lot of things.

  • Michelle Kneece Waller

    I use Cumin a lot. I didn’t know that it had so many great benefits. I love seasoning chicken with it.

  • Karlyn Flores

    Honestly, this is the first time that I heard Cumin but it sounds great

  • I had no idea cumin was this awesome! I’m definitely going to use cumin as much as I can now. Thanks for this very informative post!

  • Amy Jones

    I always use cumin in my kitchen, great finding out it also has amazing health benefits…It’s a win-win situation

  • Wendy Polisi

    I’ve always used cumin because I like the taste. Never really thought about possible health benefits. Thanks so much for sharing.

  • Kandi

    I started using cumin in more dishes just because of the flavor it adds. I never knew of the nutritional value of it. I may have to start trying to use it more.

  • Dina Demarest

    I vote cumin! Insects bleh. We use cumin at least once or twice a week so good to know how good it is for you!

  • Dina Demarest

    I vote cumin! Insects bleh. We use cumin at least once or twice a week so good to know how good it is for you!

  • Melanie Smith

    Cumin is so good. And I didn’t know it has a lot of benefits.

  • tara pittman

    Wow they used this to mummify birds, Very cool indeed