Cumin is a spice from the seeds of the cuminum cyminum plant. Many dishes use cumin, especially foods from its native regions of the mediterranean and southwest Asia. Cumin lands its distinctive flavor to chilli tamales and various indian curries, its flavor has been described as earthy, nutty, spicy and warm. What's more cumin has long been used in traditional medicine. Modern studies have conformed some of the health benefits cumin is traditionally know for including promoting digestion and reducing food borne infection. Research has also revealed some new benefits such as promoting loss and improving blood suger control and cholesterol .