Cumin Seeds

Botanical Name Cuminum cyminum L.
Family Name Apiaceae
Part Used Fruit
Description Cumin is the dried, white fruit with greyish brown colour of a small slender annual herb. The surface of the fruit has 5 primary ridges, alternatively has 4 less distinct secondary ridges bearing numerous short hairs. The plant is 15 to 50 cm high. The aromatic seed like fruit is elongated, ovoid, 3 to 6 mm long, slightly bitter and has a warm flavour. The flowers are white or rose coloured in small umbels.
Origin & Cultivation Cumin Seeds is native to Western Asia and now cultivated majorly in Syria, India, Iran, Indonesia, China and South Mediterranean. It requires long, hot summer of 3-4 months and is drought tolerant. Loamy soil with good drainage is best suited for its cultivation. Major cumin producing states in India are Gujarat and Rajasthan.
Grade Sortex , Machine Clean
Purity 99.5 % / 99 % / 98%
Packing 25 / 50 kgs PP Bags
Loading in 20ft 13 MT
Loading in 40 ft 25 MT
HS Code 09093119
Uses Cumin seed have an aromatic odour and bitter taste. It is used as a condiment, and is an ingredient in curry powders, seasonings of breads, cakes and cheese. It is employed in native dishes of Central and South America. In medicine, it is used as a stimulant, carminative, stomachic and astringent. Cumin seed oil is used in perfumery and for flavouring liqueurs and cordials.
Foreign Name
  • Spanish : Comino
  • French : Cumin
  • German : Romischer Kummel
  • Swedish : Spiskummin
  • Arabic : Kammun
  • Dutch : Komijn
  • Italian : Comino
  • Portuguese : Cominho
  • Russian : Kmin
  • Chinese : Machin