The goodness of the jeera seeds


The goodness of the jeera seeds

Do you remember when you were a kid, how much you hated those curries and soups which had those floating, roasted or fried, jeera seeds? The jeera looked like a small black insect in the food, however, you liked the taste. Well, that was cumin. Cumin is known as Cuminum Cyminum scientifically; it belongs to Apiaceae family and is extensively used in culinary practices of  Africa, Latin America, Indian subcontinent and some other parts of Asia as a spice. Cumin seeds (Jeera) are not only known to add taste to food, but are also very beneficial for the body.

Cumin is extremely good for digestion and other stomach-related issues. The aroma comes from an aromatic organic compound of cumin seed, which is known as Cuminaldehyde. It activates the salivary glands of our mouth and stimulates the process of primary digestion of the food.

Thymol is another compound present in jeera, it stimulates the glands that secrete acids, bile and enzymes responsible for complete digestion of the food. Cumin is carminative, which means that it relieves gas troubles and thereby improves appetite. Due to the presence of essential oils, magnesium,  and sodium content, cumin also relieves stomach ache.

Jeera prevents indigestion, flatulence, heartburn and acid reflux. GasOFast is a natural anti-acid product, filled with the goodness of the Jeera seeds.

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