A popular spice withdrawn from sale. May harm health

A popular spice withdrawn from sale.  May harm health

The Auchan supermarket chain issued a statement informing about the withdrawal of Prymat brand spices from the market. Its consumption may cause serious poisoning.

Too large amounts of pyrrolizidine alkaloids were detected in the spice, as we read in the announcement made available by the Auchan supermarket chain. Their permissible level was clearly exceeded. These are natural compounds produced by plants. They serve to protect against herbivores. They usually accumulate in flowers and seeds, but can also occur in other parts of plants. They are toxic to animals and humans. They can cause many health problems, including liver and lung damage. Research shows that these substances have carcinogenic potential. They increase the risk of cancer.

Details of the withdrawn batch of Prymat spices

In a statement, the Auchan supermarket chain provided details of the withdrawn batch of spices. This is ground cumin (15 g) from the Prymat brand:

  • EAN code: 5901135032001

  • Date of minimum durability: 05/05/2025

  • Lot number: 1395424

Consumers who purchased the batch of the product indicated above are asked not to eat it, throw it away or return it to the store where it was purchased. The returned product will be fully refunded – we read on the Auchan website.

The use of cumin in the kitchen

Cumin (also known as cumin) is one of the basic spices used in cooking. Suitable for various types of dishes. It goes perfectly with meat, vegetables and fish. It can be added to various types of soups, sauces and stews. It has many valuable properties. Lowers the level of “bad cholesterol” (LDL fractions). It also reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases, such as atherosclerosis or heart attack.

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