What Can I Do With These Cumin Roasted Sweet Potatoes?
- You can add them to salads for a touch of savoriness
- I have liked adding them into summer rolls with raw veggies. It really balances out any kind of raw veggie finger food or salad
- Add them to collard wraps or regular wraps
- Eat them as is, as a side dish, or snack
- Mix them in with other Autumn vegetables for a veggie dish (Brussel sprouts with pecans, for example)
How Long Does it Take To Make?
About 30 minutes from start to finish. A few minutes to chop the potatoes, line a baking sheet, and bake!
You Always Like Grounding Spices Fresh, But Can I Use Ready-To-Use Cumin Powder?
You are always going to get the best aroma and health benefits from taking a spice or herb in whole form and then opening up or grounding the spice right before you use it. That’s why I always have this handy dandy mortar and pestle, which always sits on my kitchen countertop and practically never leaves. For cumin especially, the aromatics is very noticeable. Of course, if time or ease of use is a factor, definitely grab your powdered form for good convenience.
What Are the Health Benefits of Cumin?
- Contains natural antioxidants that assist with free radical damage
- Promotes digestion, traditionally used to assist with indigestion
- May help to control blood sugar
- Has been noted to have anti-cancer properties
- Can help to clear bacteria and parasites in the body
- Has been noted to help with weight loss
- Is a spice commonly used in Ayurveda to help clear out toxins
Brown Cumin vs. Black Cumin (Seed Oil)
Brown cumin is mostly used as a culinary spice, although it does have some health benefits. Brown cumin is not to be confused with black cumin seed oil, which is currently rising and popular medicinal supplement known to have ample amounts of anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Black cumin seed oil is not usually used in the kitchen, as it is a bit more bitter, but is used instead more for its medicinal properties.