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Name Cumin
Botanical Name Cuminum cyminum
Family Umbelliferae
Parts used Fruit
Other Name Jeera

Cumin is a flowering plant in the family Apiaceae, native from the east Mediterranean to India.Cumin is a seed spice well known for its medicinal properties in India and many other Asian countries. A native of the land of Mediterranean, Cumin is now grown mainly in India, Egypt, Syria, Turkey, China and parts of America. A speed spice, cumin is grown mainly in hot climatic conditions. India is the largest producer and consumer of Cumin in the world. Indian output is currently estimated to be around 200,000 ton per year. Gujarat and Rajasthan are the major production centres of the spice in the country.

In India, Cumin is sown in October-November and harvested in February. Fresh crop generally reaches the market during March. Unjha in Gujarat is the main trading centre for Jeera in the country. Delhi, Jaipur and Rajkot are also known as major terminal markets for Jeera.  Two types — black and white are available.

General Specifications of Cumin
Type Machine cleaned / Sortexed/Extra Bold
Purity 99% / 98% / 99.50%
Total ASH 9.50% Max
Acid insoluble ASH 1.75% Max
Flavour Aromatic with a penetrating flavour
Moisture 10% max
Salmonella Absent/25 gms
Volaile oil Min 2.00 ml/100 gms

(*The general specifications mentioned for the product are typical in nature. It can actually differ or can be procured as per customer requirement.)

General Characteristics:
  • Cumin seeds shall be dried fruit of the plant Cuminum Cyminum.L.
  • They shall have the taste and aroma normal to the species
  • They shall be reasonably dry with moisture not exceeding 10 %
  • They shall be free from visible mould or insect infestation and musty odour. They shall also be free from any harmful foreign matter.

Uses

White ones are generally used in curries and other large varieties of food. The black ones known as ‘Shah Jeera’ is more pungent and mostly used in pulao and biryani. It is an ingredient of most curry powders and many savoury spice mixtures, and is used in stews, grills-especially lamb and chicken dishes. It gives bite to plain rice, and to beans and cakes. Small amounts can be usefully used in aubergine and kidney bean dishes. Cumin is essential in spicy Mexican foods such as chile con carne, casseroled pork and enchiladas and kidney bean dishes. In Central Asia, it is a familiar spice for fish dishes, grills, stews and flavours couscous-semolina steamed over meat and Vegetables, national dish of Morocco. This spice is widely used in most Indian, Pakistani and Bangladesh dishes, also in Middle Eastern, North African preparations, used in Spanish stews and American pies.

Nutrition Facts Cumin (Amount Per 100 grams)
Calories 375
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22 g 33%
Total Carbohydrate 44 g 14%
Protein 18 g 36%
Vitamin A 25%
Vitamin C 12%
Vitamin B-6 20%
Calcium 93%
Iron 368%
Magnesium 91%

*Per cent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Packaging Details
  • 25Kg, 40Kg & 50Kg Craft paper New Jute / Gunny Bags with or without inner bag / poly lined.
  • Ground Spices in 0.5Kg, 2.5Kg, 5Kg & 10Kg in (PP)/HDPE Bags or as per customer specifications and requirement.

(*Custom packaging can be provided on customer request or in special conditions.)

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