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Spices, Cumin

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About This Food

Description

That unique flavor you love in Mexican food (and can't figure out) is probably cumin.

Cumin is the pale green seed of Cuminum cyminum, a small herb in the Umbelliferae, or parsley family.

The seed is uniformly eliptical and deeply furrowed and frequently used in Mexican dishes, as well as Middle Eastern, Asian and Mediterranean cusine. 

In addition to its unforgettable warm (and slightly bitter) flavor, it's also an antioxidant powerhouse.

Antioxidant Score (ORAC)=76,800

 

Selecting & Storing

Store in a cool, dark, dry place.

Special diets
  • Candida Diet
  • Diabetic
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • Low Carb Diet
  • Low FODMAP Diet
  • Low Lectin Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • Paleo Diet (Light)
  • Paleo Diet (Strict)
  • PCOS Diet
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Thyroid Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
  • Whole Food
Benefits
Excellent Source of
Good Source of
Preferences
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • No Molds
  • No Coconut
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Citrus
  • No Nightshade
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Legumes
  • No Grains
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Cholesterol
  • Low Fat
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Sugars
  • Low Saturated Fat
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 tsp(s)cumin seed:8 kcal calories

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Calories: 8

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 16 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
0.47 g
Saturated Fat
0.03 g
Monounsaturated Fat
0.29 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.07 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
4 g
ALA
4 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
0 mg
Total Carbohydrate
0.93 g
Net Carbohydrate
0.71 g
Sugars
0.05 g
Fiber
0.22 g
Protein
0.37 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
26.67 IU
1%
Vitamin C
0.16 mg
0%
Vitamin D
0 IU
0%
Vitamin E
0.07 IU
0%
Vitamin B6
0.01 mg
0%
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
0%
Vitamin K
0.11 mg
0%
Folate
0.21 mcg
0%
Niacin
0.1 mg
0%
Riboflavin
0.01 mg
1%
Thiamin
0.01 mg
1%
Choline
0.52 mg
0%
Minerals
Calcium
19.55 mg
2%
Copper
0.02 mg
1%
Iron
1.39 mg
8%
Magnesium
7.69 mg
2%
Manganese
0.07 mg
4%
Phosphorous
10.48 mg
1%
Potassium
37.55 mg
1%
Selenium
0.11 mcg
0%
Sodium
3.53 mg
0%
Zinc
0.1 mg
1%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
16 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
0 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
9.41 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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