Shahi Zeera also known as “Black cumin” or “Kala jeera” is a popular spice in the North Indian cuisine as well as Kashmiri cuisine. It has a distinct rich, nutty and a slightly peppery taste. The aroma of Shahi zeera is very strong and distinct. It is very rich in taste and smell as well. Shahi zeera, when added to dishes imparts a distinct flavour to the dish. Shahi zeera is one of the essentials in “garam masala”. Shahi zeera may be baked into breads, added to curry pastes and blends, or steamed with rice to give it a distinctive scent. Besides being rich in flavor and aroma, shahi zeera also has enormous health benefits, making it a great spice to be included in our meals.
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Shahi zeera helps to lower blood sugar levels, hence is highly beneficial for people suffering from diabetes.
Shahi zeera contains Thymoquinone, which reduces inflammatory processes and other mediators that cause asthma.
Enzymes present in black cumin helps to break down foods and thus aids in digestion.
Regular use of black cumin in your food helps to keep the skin healthy and glowing because of the high content of vitamin E, present in them.
Black cumin is also rich in vitamin C and has antifungal properties which helps in curing cold and other respiratory problems.
Including shahi zeera in your food is believed to be healthy for women of all age groups and is known to influence healthy menstrual cycle in them.