|Botanical Name:||Cuminum cyminum|
Pronounced "kuh-min", Cumin has an unmistakable flavor that is spicy-sweet, aromatic and somewhat bitter undertones. Cumin has only recently begun to be recognized as a popular spice in this country, but worldwide, it is one of the most consumed spices right behind chilies and pepper Native to the Egyptian Nile Valley, 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 centers of the spice in the country.
However, seasonal nature of the crop and fluctuations in global demand and supply also influences the price 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. Our exports of cumin mainly to the US, UK, Japan, Brazil, Singapore and many other countries.
• 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.