Jaljeera a very famous Indian beverage. The spice mix used to flavuor this drink is also known as Jaljeera powder. In Hindi, "jal" means water and "jeera" means cumin. The beverage form is essentially lemonade and jaljira powder, and is a popular summer drink in India. It is sometimes served as an appetiser, as it is intended to "startle" the taste buds.
Jaljira powder generally consists of cumin, ginger, black pepper, mint, black salt, some fruit powder (usually either mango, or some kind of citrus zest), and chili or hot pepper powder.
Jaljeera has a very long history, originating
on the banks of the Ganges river.
At one time, the powder was ground on stone slabs, and stored in clay pots. It is still a common drink at Indian cultural events.
Advantages of Cumin are:
1. For Blood Levels:
Cumin helps to lower blood sugar levels and thus helps in maintaining proper blood content levels in the body. This is a great boon for people suffering from Diabetes.
2. For Iron:
Cumin seeds are very rich in iron, which makes it an essential natural health ingredient. This iron content helps to treat anaemia, makes blood rich in haemoglobin content and also helps in acting as a carrier of oxygen to the cells in the body.
3. Fights Asthma:
Cumin seeds contain Thymoquinone, which reduces inflammatory processes and other mediators that cause asthma. They also act as a bronchodilator.
This is achieved by its anti-oxidant characteristics that fight against impurities and free radicals. This helps in making the body’s immunity better in combating diseases.
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