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Cumin Whole

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Cumin seed is a dried seed, derived from a flowering plant, Cumin, belongs to the family Apiaceae. It is native from the east Mediterranean to South Asia. The Major producers of Cumin Seed are Pakistan, India, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Iran, Turkey, Morocco, Egypt, and Syria.


Cumin is the seed that comes as paired or separate carpels, have a striped pattern of nine ridge and oil canals. They are hairy, brownish in color, oblong shaped, narrowing at each extremity, with tiny stems attached. They resemble caraway seeds but are lighter in color. They have a spicy sweet aroma with sharp bitter and pungent taste.


Cumin seeds can be stored in an airtight container away from moisture, heat, and sunlight. Then, they will remain their flavor for about one year.


Cumin is used wildly in Indian, Eastern, Middle Eastern, Mexican, Portuguese and Spanish cooking. Cumin seed is used as a spice for its distinctive flavor and aroma. Cumin can be used ground or as whole seeds. They are used as an ingredient to add earthy flavor in Stews, Soups, Casseroles, Curries, Bread, Pickles, and Pastries. They are also found in the making of some cheeses.

Health Benefits:

There are many Health’s Benefits mentioned below,

  • Prevents Insomnia
  • Promotes Digestion
  • Improve Bone Health
  • Relieves Arthritis
  • Cure Allergies
  • Prevent Cancer
  • Treat Diarrhea
  • Improve Oral care
  • Boost Immunity
  • Improve Vision
  • Improve Kidney Function
  • Protect Liver

Nutritional Value of Cumin Seed:

Nutritional Value of Cumin Seed contains per 100gms is mentioned below:

Energy                                 375 kcal

Carbohydrates                   44.2 g

Fiber         10.5 g

Fat                                       22.3 g

Protein                               17.8 g


Vitamin A                           1270 IU

Vitamin C                            7.7 mg

Vitamin E                            3.3 mg

Vitamin K                            5.4 mcg

Thiamin                               0.6 mg

Riboflavin                           0.3 mg

Niacin                                  4.6 mg

Vitamin B6                         0.4 mg

Folate                                  10 mcg

Choline                               24.7 mg


Calcium                               931 mg

Iron                                      66.4 mg

Magnesium                         366 mg

Manganese                          3.3 mg

Phosphorus                         499 mg

Potassium                           1788 mg

Sodium                                168 mg

Zinc                                      4.8 mg

Copper                                 0.9mg

Selenium                             5.2 mcg


Shape:  Oblong

Size:  4-5 mm

Color: Yellow Brown

Taste:  Bitter

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