Health Benefits:

Aids in digestion
Enhances production of breast milk
Fights asthma
Helps with insomnia
Improves bone and muscle health
Increases immunity
May reduce risk of diabetes


Serving size: 1 tsp; Calories: 8; Fat: .5g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 4mg; Carbs: 0.9g; Sugars: 0g; Protein: 0.4g; Potassium: 1%DV; Vitamin A: 0%DV; Vitamin C: 0%DV; Calcium: 2%DV; Iron: 7%DV

Did You Know?

  • Cumin makes up a large proportion of curry powder and chili powder.
  • Cumin is the second most popular spice in the world after black pepper.
  • Chew on cumin seeds to freshen breath and help cure mouth sores.
  • Cumin is a great source of iron! 

Ways to Eat:

  • In curry
  • In stocks
  • On sweet potatoes
  • In chili
  • On black beans

Farming Trivia:

  • The main producer and consumer of cumin is India, producing 70% of the world production.
  • Cumin plants are best grown in full sun. They grow best in hot weather, and do well in damp conditions. You can grow it in northerly areas, with the aid of an early, indoor start.

Note: Always consult a physician for any specific health questions and concerns. Some of this information may be subject to change should there be any new findings from Federal Health Administration (FHA), Food & Drug Administration (FDA), American Medical Association (AMA), American Cancer Society (ACS), and / or other leading food, nutrition and medical advisors.