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VEGAN DAILY FACTOIDS: Cumin
- Cumin is the dried seed of the herb Cuminum cyminum, a member of the parsley family. The spice is native to middle-east Asian region, and now grown all over the world for its flavorful seeds. Cumin is a key component in both chili powder and curry powder.
- This spice is an excellent source of minerals like iron, copper, calcium, potassium, manganese, selenium, zinc and magnesium. It also contains very good amounts of B-complex and many antioxidants such as carotenes, zeaxanthin, and lutein.
- Superstition during the Middle Ages cited that cumin kept lovers from wandering. It was also believed that a happy life awaited the bride and groom who carried cumin seed throughout the wedding ceremony.
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