Is Cumin Paleo?

YesAre Spices Paleo?

From Seed To Spice

Cumin is a spice made from ground seeds of the cumin plant. Since living a Paleo lifestyle is all about eating plants, animals, nuts, and seeds, we can certainly include cumin as part of a Paleo-friendly diet.

The Nutrients

Like most seeds, cumin is extremely high in minerals like iron, magnesium, and manganese. It also has an array of B vitamins, but because it is used primarily as a spice to flavor food, it is not a significant source of any of these nutrients.

Potential Health Effects

Even without the nutrients, there is evidence to suggest that cumin may be able to impart a number of antioxidant effects. It might have the ability to protect against all sorts of things, especially if you’re a diabetic rat.

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