Organic Cumin Powder (Good Life Organic)


Good Life Organic Cumin Powder is certified organic, non-irradiated and GMO free. Cumin is considered the second most popular spice in the world after black pepper. This aromatic spice with a distinctive bitter flavor and strong, warm aroma has been known since ancient times.

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Ingredients: organic ground powder.

Storage: Store in an airtight container and place in a dry, cool area, away from light.

About cumin:
Cumin is considered the second most popular spice in the world after black pepper. This aromatic spice with a distinctive bitter flavor and strong, warm aroma has been known since ancient times. Cumin seeds have been found in excavations that date back to 2000 BC. The Ancient Egyptians had culinary uses for it as well as medicinal uses and they also used it in their mummification process. Even the Bible mentions this precious spice and its medicinal properties.
Cumin is the seeds of annual plant (Cuminum cyminum) from parsley family. The plant grows to 25cm height and has small white or pink flowers. It is harvested about 4 months after planting when the seeds are brownish.
Cumin is sold as whole seeds or grounded. It is a popular ingredient in Middle Eastern, Asian, Mediterranean and Mexican cuisines, and is one of the main ingredients in curry and chilli powders.
Can be used with almost any dish from chicken and lamp to beans, lentils, soaps and stews.
Cumin has a long medicinal history. Mostly used in Eastern medicine, cumin is said to be a great tonic and can help the liver in its detoxifying process as well as help the kidneys. It is a warming herb, helping the metabolic process. Known for its ability to heal digestive ailments such as morning sickness, diarrhea, flatulence and other digestive ailments, it is also great to take as a tea to help with the common cold. Cumin has a high content of iron, but not enough to be used as supplement. It can also be applied topically to help heal boils and other skin problems. Black cumin is said to be able to help treat asthma and arthritis. Recent studies also show that this healthy herb may have a role in reducing the risk of some cancers.

Cumin tea
Preparation: Use organic cumin seeds. 1 teaspoon of seeds (slightly crushed) with 1 cup boiled water. Leave to steep in the water for about 10-20min. Drain and drink. A pinch of salt and a teaspoon of coriander leaf juice may be added to enhance the taste. May be taken few times a day.
Benefits of Cumin tea:

  • believed to aid in the absorption of iron
  • to help relieve the indigestion or gas
  • to support the female system during menstruation and menopause.
  • to reduce the symptoms of common cold and sore throat
  • helps to remove excess phlegm during allergy season


Good Life Organic

Organic foods, superfoods, herbs and spices. Good Life Organic is a small but dynamic company that believes in the nutritional and environmental benefits of organic production methods. Issues of sustainability, fair trade and ethical dealings are central to their business practices. Good Life Organic imports a wide range of organic food products, including spices, herbs, tea, grains, dried fruits and nuts, tamari and Himalayan salt for repackaging under their brand. Wherever possible they try to source products locally, but sadly certified organic suppliers are few and far between in South Africa. All Good Life Organic products are vegetarian, 99% are vegan and all are certified organic. The one exception is Himalayan salt, which is excluded from EU regulations as it is not an agricultural product. Good Life Organic’s commitment to customers is to always source and supply the finest organic products, free of synthetic fertilizers or pesticides, genetically modified organisms or any reservatives. Enjoy the taste of food that is as natural as possible!
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