Cumin Seeds

Cumin, scientifically known as Cuminum cyminum, is a spice derived from the seeds of the Cuminum cyminum plant. It is indigenous to South Western Asia and the Middle East. The seeds are dried and widely used in various cuisines as well as for other purposes. India is currently the leading producer and consumer of cumin globally. In addition to its use in seed form, cumin is also available in powdered form and as essential oils. The plant thrives in Mediterranean climates with optimum temperatures ranging between 25-30 degrees Celsius.

 

 

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Description

Cumin, scientifically known as Cuminum cyminum, is a spice derived from the seeds of the Cuminum cyminum plant. It is indigenous to South Western Asia and the Middle East. The seeds are dried and widely used in various cuisines as well as for other purposes. India is currently the leading producer and consumer of cumin globally. In addition to its use in seed form, cumin is also available in powdered form and as essential oils. The plant thrives in Mediterranean climates with optimum temperatures ranging between 25-30 degrees Celsius.

HISTORY

Cumin, with its rich history, has indeed been used as a spice for centuries. Its origins are believed to be in the Eastern Mediterranean region. It was not only valued for its culinary uses but also had cultural and medicinal significance. In ancient Egyptian civilization, cumin was used both as a spice and as a preservative in the mummification process. The spice also played a significant role in Roman cuisine. With the expansion of trade and exploration, cumin found its way to the Americas through Spanish and Portuguese colonists. Today, major producers of cumin include countries such as India, China, Northern Africa, Chile, and Mexico.

SPECIFICATION

Product Name Cumin seeds
Origin Levant (Eastern Meditteranean)
Family Apiaceae
Binomial name Cuminum cyminum

 

FEATURES & CHARACTERISTICS

Color Brownish-yellow (other variants are also available)
Taste and Smell Earthy, nutty, spicy taste with a strong, warm aroma
Quality

 

INGREDIENTS

Nutrients 375 Kcl Calories
10.5 gm fibre
44.24 gm carbohydrates
Minerals Calcium
Iron
Magnesium
Manganese
Phosphorus
Potassium
Sodium
Zinc
Vitamins Vitamin C, E, B
Protein 17.81 gm
Fats 22.27 gm

 

USES & BENEFITS

Certainly! Here’s a point-wise breakdown of the culinary uses and benefits of cumin:

  1. Culinary Use: Cumin seeds or powdered form are widely used as a spice in a variety of dishes worldwide, adding a distinctive and earthy flavor.
  2. Essential Oils: Cumin’s strong aroma and pungent smell make it suitable for use in essential oils and perfumes, contributing to their fragrance and depth.
  3. Skincare: Cumin can be mixed with other skincare ingredients, such as honey, to create skincare products, including exfoliating scrubs. It is believed to have cleansing and rejuvenating properties.
  4. Medicinal Benefits: Cumin has been used in traditional medicine for its medicinal properties. It is commonly used to prepare kashaya and arishta, which are traditional herbal decoctions with various health benefits.
  5. Jira Water: In many Indian households, cumin seeds are soaked in water overnight to create a refreshing drink known as “jira water.” It is believed to aid digestion and is commonly consumed after meals.

Overall, cumin offers a wide range of culinary, skincare, and medicinal benefits, making it a versatile and popular spice worldwide

Bage International takes pride in being a leading exporter of the finest quality cumin seeds. Cumin, with its aromatic and spicy-sweet flavor, has been a cherished ingredient in dishes worldwide since ancient times. Our commitment to delivering top-quality cumin seeds ensures that your culinary creations will be enhanced by the rich flavors and aromas they offer.