Ajwain! Ajwain! Ajwain!

My beautiful friend Elizabeth brought back some really nice spices from Pakistan!  Thank you so much!  The pic below is of Wes playing for Michael and Elizabeth at their wedding reception.   

I am passing along the health benefits of Ajwain.  Look for it in my menu next week as well as my soup for the Farmers Market.  The aromas from this spice is amazing; I can't wait to add it to my meals. So fresh!!!!  

Health benefits of Ajwain

  • Ajwain seeds contain health benefiting essential oils such as thymol, a monopterone derivative class of chemical compound which gives aromatic fragrances to seeds. In addition, they also compose of small amounts of other phyto-chemicals such as pinene, cymene, limonene and terpinene.

  • The active principles in the Ajwain may help increase the digestive function of the intestinal tract through facilitating release of gut juices (gastro-intestinal secretions).

  • Thymol, the essential oil obtained from Ajwain has local anesthetic, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.

  • Likewise in caraway, ajowan seeds are rich in fiber, minerals, vitamins, and anti-oxidants

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