Dr. Shiue has another favorite ingredient: cumin, which is actually a great source of fiber and minerals. “It has many phytochemicals with antioxidant and possible anti-microbial activity,” she adds. It also happens to be one of the spices that’s really good for your eyes.
Traditionally, it appears that cumin is well-known for promoting digestion and minimizing food-borne infections. Modern medicine also discovered that one teaspoon of ground cumin contains 1.4 mg of iron, or 17.5% of the RDI for adults. So, considering that iron deficiency affects up to 20% of the world’s population, you should definitely add this healthy ingredient to your meals.