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3 Reasons to Use Jeera Spice

September 17, 2019

3 Reasons to Use Jeera Spice

Also known as cumin, jeera spice is used in a wide range of dishes. This spice has two forms - whole and ground. Each has its own unique flavour and aroma, making this an incredibly versatile spice. Jeera spice is popular in Indian cuisine, working especially well in curries and other spicy dishes. Keep reading to find out why this spice is a must-have for your spice rack.

Cooking With Jeera Spice

Along with being tasty, aromatic and easy to use in many different dishes, jeera spice also has a number of health benefits. Here are some of the top reasons to add jeera to your dishes.

1. Versatility

Whole jeera seeds can be roasted and then used in numerous savoury dishes, from simple roast vegetables all the way to flavoursome curries, local dishes such as bobotie, rotis and biryanis as well as any other dish you want to enhance. Ground jeera is equally versatile. A sprinkling or two will add depth to any type of savoury dish. 

2. Flavour

On that note, another reason to add this spice to your collection is its flavour. Jeera has an exotic flavour profile that is strong enough to enhance savoury dishes without being too overpowering. The flavour works especially well with curry powder, coriander, ginger and garlic. The best way to find out what works well with this spice is to experiment and see what flavours suit your taste palette the best. 

3. Health

Finally, you might be surprised to know that jeera has numerous health benefits. Used as part of a healthy balanced diet, this spice is full of goodness. It is said to be a powerful antioxidant and it can also help with digestion. Other health benefits include a decent iron content, an ability to help balance cholesterol, an ability to aid weight loss and an ability to help fight inflammation. 

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