Cumin powder has a warm, earthy flavor and aroma with a bit of both, sweetness and bitterness. The delicious spice helps with: Weight loss: The antioxidants present in cumin seeds prevent free radical damage. Blood sugar level: Cumin seeds keep your blood sugar level under control. Antibacterial properties: The antiseptic & antibacterial properties in cumin seeds fight bacteria. Anti-inflammatory properties: It is an effective treatment for inflammation. Cholesterol: It reduces blood sugar & cholesterol levels.