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Why You’ll Love Ground Cumin Seed
The best recipes in the world are only as good as the herbs and spices that help bring out their flavors. Going beyond salt and pepper is one of the first steps any good cook will take, and mastering the art of using spices effectively can elevate your dishes to a whole new level. One spice that can’t be ignored is cumin, and Simply Organic Ground Cumin Seed makes it easy to achieve a bold taste and amp up lackluster recipes.
Although, it’s important to know that cumin is not a spice that works in everything. Understanding the taste, aroma, and uses of Simply Organic Ground Cumin Seed is key for making sure it finds its way in the right recipes.
Cumin is actually the seed from a plant related to parsley, and has been used for more than 5000 years. In ancient Egypt it was used as a spice for cooking and over the centuries, everyone from the Greeks to the Romans to Middle Eastern cultures began incorporating it into their recipes.
It’s primarily associated with Mexican or Spanish cooking, but is a key ingredient in Indian cuisine, Middle Eastern foods, and more. The taste is unmistakable once it’s experienced—earthy and spicy—and it’s one of the main flavors in taco seasoning, where most encounter it for the first time.
While whole seeds are available, Simply Organic Ground Cumin Seed offers the spice in a ground version. This makes it easier to measure for recipes and control the proper amount of spice being added.
Health benefits of cumin
Like many spices, cumin provides health benefits thanks to its wide range of vitamins, minerals, and other compounds. Over the years it has been used as an herbal remedy for a variety of different things like hiccups, inflammation, and beyond. Recently, however, science has begun to back up many of the medicinal uses of cumin.
- One study discovered that there is evidence suggesting cumin could help prevent memory loss and improve overall brain health.
- They found that the nutrients and minerals found in cumin could help stimulate the production of enzymes within the stomach and pancreas, leading to improved digestion.
- Cumin is a good source of iron, which the body needs to function properly. Low levels of iron can lead to anemia, triggering fatigue and other serious medical issues.
- Studies have also found that the use of cumin could help lower overall cholesterol and triglyceride levels. This can help not only diabetics, but can have a positive impact on heart health as well.
- There is additional research that has discovered that cumin can relax the airways and help asthmatic patients breathe better. This is due to the anti-inflammatory properties it provides.
- Even insomnia could be improved as a result of cumin. This is due to the essential oils in the herb, which could help relieve stress and anxiety and lead to a better night’s sleep.
- Cumin can help to reduce toxins in the body, making it easier to go through detox programs and improve the overall performance of the liver, according to recent studies.
- Another study found that cumin helped increase cortisol and replenish T-cells, which impact immunity. As such, cumin use can help to improve overall immune system function.
Thanks to its long history in herbal medicine, cumin has been one of the most widely used and widely studied remedies in the world. Science is still looking into everything that it can provide, but based on these early studies, its reputation is well deserved.
The Simply Organic Ground Cumin Seed difference
While it’s known cumin provides numerous health benefits, there are several other reasons to use Simply Organic Ground Cumin Seed in your next recipe that calls for it.
- Completely paleo, raw, gluten-free, and vegan friendly. It’s a spice that fits into any nutritional guideline.
- As their name suggests, Simply Organic uses only certified organic ingredients. There’s no need to worry about harmful pesticides or herbicides.
- One percent of all Simply Organic sales are donated to education and advancement of organic agriculture and sustainable farming practices.
- The only ingredient in Simply Organic Ground Cumin Seed is cumin. Some spices are ‘blends’ that combine other ingredients, but with this product all that you get is pure cumin.
Great recipes to use Simply Organic Ground Cumin Seed in
Thanks to the warm, earthy, spicy flavor of cumin, it's a great ingredient to use in a range of different foods. From chili to tacos to rice, it's an important part of any kitchen. Here are some recipes that Simply Organic Ground Cumin Seed is perfect for:
Sweet, spicy, and filled with flavor, these glazed carrots are the best of all the culinary worlds and make a great side dish. Simply Organic Ground Cumin Seed helps round out the flavor complexities and add a bit of spice.
Soups are one of the most richly flavored and complex tasting foods out there. This recipe relies on onion, garlic, and lentils to add depth, while the use of Simply Organic Ground Cumin Seed brings out a kick.
Gluten-free and filled with spicy flavor, these bowls bring out the big, bold taste of burritos without the tortillas. Flank steak is seared quickly on both sides for tender slices of meat, and very little carbs are included since this Mexican-inspired bowl contains cauliflower rice.
Reviews For Ground Cumin Seed
Based on 13 Reviews
The best spice - use it in all kinds of recipes! Simply Organic is the best!
I ordered this cumin because we use it in a lot of meals. I didn't realize the size when I purchased it and was pleasantly surprised when it arrived. It was larger than the one I normally buy at my local store and it costs way less here on Thrive Market! Awesome!
Delicious, earthy spice. We put it in soups!
Organic Cumin, oh, yummmm!
Pork, chicken, Mexican foods, you name it. Adds that uniquely Spanish flair to make the food pop.
Cumin is one of my favorite spices. It has such an interesting, exotic flavor. It goes well in an array of meals, from Indian to Asian. I even like it in tomato based dishes, like goulash and chili.
Simply Organic offers a very fresh cumin that is always at the peek of flavor.
- Hoyt V
Simply Organic Cumin, Simply the BEST!
Cumin dates back around 5,500 years. I mix it into Indian, Italian, Mexican and many other recipes. My whole family loves its spicy kick, which is not too hot like other spices. Cumin also contains medicinal benefits. My daughter is diabetic and cumin has shown to reduce blood glucose. She loves cumin in her scrambled eggs.
Simply Organic is a brand I trust. This brand has many of the natural, organic and great tasting foods I use to keep my family healthy, strong and happy.
I love that our membership in Thrive allows me to purchase the healthy, natural, and delicious foods for my family. Their prices are the best. I typically receive my items in a few days, and their customer service department is awesome!
- HealthyMama Jean
Great Way to Spice Up Food
Since I've been trying to reduce my reliance on sodium, I've been turning a lot to spices and herbs to make my food taste better. Surprise - it actually works pretty well! I love this Ground Cumin Seed, and I've been using it often in my soups and stir frys. They add some interesting taste to my dishes without having to intensify the sodium or other aspects of my food. The neat glass bottle feels fancy, and it feels very sturdy. I'm not worried about it breaking.
- Tara D.
The best chili addition
I started using this in chili after an experiment one time. I normally don't use cumin and had tried stuff with it in the past that I didn't like. I think it was just too overpowering.
This cumin always tastes so fresh. It is the perfect secret ingredient in my homemade chili. It adds just a little more spicy kick to the flavor. If it doesn't make you sweat then it's not chili!
Love Simply Organic
Simply Organic is simply the best organic company for spices and seasonings. I love their products.
I had never used cumin before and bought it for a particular recipe. I find I do add it to Asian meals and some spicier meals once in a while, but for the most part I haven't found much of a regular use for it in my kitchen.
- Missy Yoshi
More bland than I wanted
This wasn't as strong as I wanted. It has good flavor, but I like my cumin strong, and this seemed a bit more bland than what I've bought before.
It's good for stews and stir-fry, and I use it in my chile too. I also make my own lotion and use cumin as one of the ingredients. It has lots of vitamins and is a natural antioxidant.
- Yolette Lash
Strong cumin for many uses
I'm a cook for a small diner, so I like to use a lot of cumin. It works best on stews and sauces, but I even sprinkle it in my coffee.
Simply Organic cumin packs a punch, strong, aromatic and flavorful. It seems to be more intense than the cumin I used to buy at the store, which was twice as expensive.
Simply Organic makes the best spices. I've used their oregano for years, and just started buying the cumin, which I use in a lot of dishes.
This has a great scent and tastes wonderful, with just a slight edge of bitterness that brings out the natural flavors of food.
- Yvonne Love
a very savory organic spice in a recyclable bottle,
It's a very savory organic spice and really improves the taste of dishes. It's also a recyclable bottle, which is good. It's also very affordable.
- Julio Goodman