Popularly used in almost every Indian cuisine and our kitchen’s royalty – Jeera or cumin is known to be originated from the Mediterranean region and Egypt. Today cumin is found in almost every house of the world especially South Asian and middle Eastern countries, India being the largest consumer as well as the producer in the whole world.
Cumin boasts a robust flavour profile of warmness and gives earthy tones with a spicy bittersweet and light citrus overtones.
Fun fact! In the middle ages it was believed that cumin seeds kept chickens and lovers from running away. Sounds absurd, doesn’t it?
Black cumin seeds(Kala Jeera) are known to have countless health benefits. It is a form of an antioxidant that prevents or delays some type of cell damage. Cumin seeds also have medicinal properties according to the Ayurveda. It is believed to lower cholesterol levels, resists bacterial infections, has inflammatory functions and its regular usage can even reduce the chances of acquiring diabetes.
Jeera water is one of the most common Indian ‘jugaad’ for indigestion. It also prevents hair-fall and helps in skin rejuvenation. Jeera rice and cumin biscuits are two other dishes which are rich in goodness and are lusciously craved for.
Kala Jeera is largely grown in Himachal Pradesh and has a great economical importance. Generally it is wildly found in the forests of Kullu, Chamba, Shimla, Kinnaur, Lahaul-Spiti, Bharmaur, Pangi and Sirmaur.
Pahadi Zaika brings black cumin seeds organically from the farmers of Kinnaur and offers them prices above the local market rates. It benefits both the farmers as well as the customers and creates an indescribable bonds between the two.
You can buy Black cumin Seeds from Pahadi Zaika using link Black Cumin Seeds – 100g