Caraway Seeds / Black Cumin

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SCIENTIFIC NAME :
Carum Carvi / Nigella Sativa

MEDICINAL VALUE :
Caraway water is used for treating flatulence and indigestion in traditional medicines. Also used in pharmaceuticals as flavoring agent in mouthwash and gargle preparations.

NUTRIENT VALUE :
Rich in protein, vitamin C, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper and manganese. Also very good source of dietary fiber, calcium and iron.

CULINERY AND OTHER VALUES :
Caraway finds application as a spice for culinary purposes and for flavoring bread, cheese and bakery products. Also used for seasoning sausages.

GLOSSARY :
English : Caraway Seeds / Black Cumin
Tamil : Karunjeerakam / Shimai Shambu
Malayalam : Karinjeerakam / Shima Jirakam
Telugu : Seema Sopyginjale / Sima Jirakai
Kannada : Caraway Beejagalre / Shime Jeerige
Hindi : Shahjeera / Kalajeera / Siya Zira / Shahi Zeera
Bengali : Sajeera / Kalo Zeera
Gujarati : Jiru
Konkani : Jirren
Marathi : Shahjeera / Vilaiti Zirah
Oriya : Sahajira
Punjabi : Zira-Siah
Kashmiri : Gunyun

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