Cumin has been in use since ancient times. It is one of the medical plants from parsley origin. It has been cultivated in Syria ages ago. Babylonian and Assyrian doctors used cumin in their medicine recipes. Ancient civilizations have used cumin for a variety of purposes. The Romans and the Greeks regarded cumin as one of the essential spices. The Egyptians, for their part, used cumin in the process of mummifying dead people. In Syrian region, Cumin is planted in the month of January and cultivated in May. Cumin seeds are oblong in shape, longitudinally ridged, and yellow-brown in color. Cumin is the second most popular spice in the world after black pepper. It can be used ground or as whole seeds. It helps to add an earthly and warming feeling to cooking, making it a staple in certain stews and soups, as well as curries and chili. It gives a distinctive warm flavor to a wide range of dishes in different countries and cultures around the world. Not only do cumin seeds add taste to food but also are very beneficial for body. They are a rich source of iron and hence very beneficial for anaemics as well as lactating mothers and pregnant women, who tend to need iron more than others. Cumin is a popular ingredient in Middle Eastern, Asian, Mediterranean, and Mexican cuisines, and is one of the main ingredients in curry powder. It matches well with Mexican meat, Mexican beans, chicken, couscous, curry, eggplant, fish, lamb, lentils, peas, potatoes, rice, sausages, soups, stews and eggs. Due to its quality excellence, Syrian Cumin is highly demanded and desired in all regions. It is exported in large quantities from Syria to many countries abroad. Cumin origin: Syria, India, Pakistan, Iran and Turkey. Qualities of Cumin exported by Burj Commodities Trading DMCC:
1. Imp 0.5% (ASTA Quality)
2. Imp 1%
3. Imp 3%
1. New Jute bags 25,50,55 kg
2. New PP bags 20.25 Kg
3. New super Sacks 500 kg×
Ground Cumin can be brought in most stores. It has a very intense nutty flavor. It should be stored in airtight bottles away from heat and sunlight. Ground Cumin does not store as well as cumin seeds and you can keep them up to 6 to 8 weeks. Later on, the ground begins to lose its flavor and aroma and thus becomes quite useless as a spice. One of the advantages of ground cumin is that it can be used for flavoring soups and curries and a bit of ground cumin is enough for a dish. To get a very fine powdery texture, Burj Commodities Trading DMCC has the finest grinding specifications for it. It is prepared to be milled with the appropriate humidity level with an imp of 1% then the cumin is dried. Afterwards, it is sterilized before and during preparation. Packing Method: Latency is packed in aluminum bags of 20-25 kgs net within the milling machine.
Benefits of Ground Cumin:
Some of the cumin seeds health benefits are its ability to improve digestion and prevent flatulence. In addition to this, cumin seeds can help cure stomach ache and heart burn. Its oil acts as a sedative for curing insomnia. Thus there are many benefits in consuming cumin seeds besides its culinary uses. Whether you use whole cumin seeds or ground cumin, this spice has the ability to enhance the flavor of your dish. Moreover, it controls diabetes, aids digestion and contains essential minerals.×
Anise plants grow best in light, fertile, well-drained soil. The seeds should be planted as soon as the ground warms up in spring. It is usually planted in many Syrian regions during January and February and cultivated around May and June. Western cuisines have long used it as a moderately popular herb to flavor some dishes, drinks, and candies. Anise is an annual aromatic Mediterranean herb with numerous benefits. Its seed is grayish brown colored, oval shaped with a sweet aroma. It is popularly used in aromatherapy and as an effective herbal medicine. It is well known for its anise oil. Breadfruit products are aromatized with anise and are sometimes found in spice mixtures for sausages and stews.
Anise seeds benefits:
Digestive Health: Cures digestive disorders and ensures proper functioning of the digestive system. Common problems like nausea, pain in abdomen, vomiting, diarrhea, gastritis and spasmodic flatulence are all known to be treated by anise seeds. Helps in regular and normal bowel movements. Improves appetite and supplements proper digestion.
Respiratory health: It helps loose phlegm in the throat and lungs. Effective herb for asthma treatment. Popular ingredient in many coughs medications. Useful in curing other respiratory tract problems. Bronchitis, sinusitis, influenza and pneumonia can also be cured with help of anise seeds.
Oral health: Antimicrobial, Antibacterial make it a perfect ingredient of an effective mouthwash. Helps fight bad breath problems and oral inflammation as well. Popularly used in homemade mouthwash recipes. A mild infusion of anise seeds makes good eyewash.
Skin Health: Cures various skin disorders. Effective in treating scabies and lice. Best antiseptic, hence, readily cures various infections. Used for poorly healing wounds. Anise essential oil is effective in destroying the insects. Qualities of Cumin exported by Burj Commodities Trading DMCC:
1. Imp 0.5% (ASTA Quality)
2. Imp 1%
3. Imp 3%
4. Ground Cumin
1. New Jute bags 25, 50, 55 kg
2. New PP bags 20.25 Kg
3. New super Sacks 500 kg×
Black cumin seeds are dark, thin, and crescent-shaped when whole. The seeds have been used for many centuries in the Middle East (Syria, Egypt), the Mediterranean area and India. The plantation is done in December/January and the fruits become ripe during June according to the Syrian region where the plant is grown. It tastes slightly bitter and peppery with a crunchy texture. Syria is one of the most important countries that export Nigella. It is an ingredient of several spice mixes and is sprinkled on bread. Today, black cumin seeds are used as a seasoning spice in different cuisines across the world due to their nutty flavor. Besides their culinary uses, black cumin seeds also have a wealth of important health benefits and are one of the most cherished medicinal seeds in history. The seeds of the black cumin plant contain over 100 chemical compounds, including some yet to be identified.It is believed that the primary active ingredient is crystalline nigellone. Black cumin seeds have a particularly long and strong history use in Egypt. When archaeologists found and examined the tomb of Egyptian king Tutankhamen (King Tut), they found a bottle of black cumin oil, which suggested that it was believed to be needed in the afterlife. Physicians to the Egyptian pharaohs frequently used the seeds after extravagant feasts to calm upset stomachs. They also used the seeds to treat headaches, toothaches, colds, and infections. Queen Nefertiti, renowned for her stunning beauty, used black seed oil, likely due to its abilities to strengthen and bring luster to hair and nails. Hundreds of studies have been conducted on black cumin, which has shown that compounds from the seeds help fight diseases by boosting the production of bone marrow, natural interferon, and immune cells. Several of the studies have shown that black cumin seed extract could assist individuals with autoimmune disorders and could possibly help in fighting cancer. One recent study on black cumin seed oil demonstrated that it was effective against pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest and most difficult diseases. One of black cumin’s most popular and effective uses is the treatment of diseases related to the respiratory system including asthma, bronchitis, rheumatism and cold symptoms. The seeds help increase body tone, stimulate menstrual period, and increase the flow of breast milk in nursing mothers. Black cumin seed oil helps calm the nervous system, quells colic pain, stimulates urine production, helps treat pertussis, improves digestion and helps prevent and lower high blood pressures.
Qualities of Nigella exported by Burj Commodities Trading DMCC
1. Imp. 0.5% (sortex quality)
2. Imp. 1%
1. New Jute bags 40 kg
2. New pp bags 20,25 kg×
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