Ajwain (carom seeds) nutrition facts

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 anaesthetic, anti-bacterial and antifungal properties.
  • Likewise in caraway, ajowan seeds are rich in fiber, minerals, vitamins, and anti-oxidants.


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