Thursday, 27 November 2014

Ajwain Seeds

Ajwain Seeds

Carom seeds are also known as Ajwain. It has many health and other benefits. They belong to the same family as fennel, anise, dill, and caraway.

Description :

  • Shape: Oval and ridged.
  • Size: Very small
  • Color: Yellowish-brown to greyish green
  • Taste: Hot and pungent taste
  • Leaves: Small feather like
  • Fragrance: Strong odor, like Thyme

Health Benefits :

  • Ajwain seeds contain health benefiting essential oils such as thymol, a monopterone derivative class of chemical compound, which gives aromatic fragrances to seeds. In addition, they also compose of small amounts other phyto-chemicals such as pinene, cymene, limonene and terpinene.
  • The active principles in the ajwain may help increase the digestive function of the intestinal tract by facilitating release of gut juices.
  • Thymol, the essential oil obtained from ajwain has local anaesthetic, anti-bacterial and antifungal properties.
  • Likewise in caraway, ajowan seeds are rich in fiber, minerals, vitamins, and anti-oxidants.
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