Brand: Down to Earth
A low-growing, tender, annual member of the carrot and parsley ( Umbelliferae ) family. The yellowish-brown fruit of the plant--cumin seed as we know it--is elongated, with nine ridges. Cumin seeds resemble caraway seeds in appearance, although close inspection shows that the cumin seed is straighter, longer, and greener than the caraway seed.
Researchers in Israel and India are studying cumin's anticancer properties. In one series of tests, Indian scientists found that cumin increased the activity of a detoxifying body chemical (GST) that protects against certain kinds of cancer. At the Cancer Institute, Adyar, Madras, in India, cumin was found to block 83% of the chromosome damage that would normally be caused by a powerful cancer-causing chemical. (Poppy seed and turmeric, to a lesser extent, also served as blockers.)
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