Cumin (Whole and Powder)

Tierra Overseas is manufacturer and supplier of cumin whole and cumin powder in India.

Cumin is the dried seed of herb Cuminum cyminum, a member of the parsley family. Cumin plant grows up to 30–50 cm (12–20 in) tall and is harvested by hand. Each branch has two to three sub-branches. All the branches attain the same height, therefore the plant has a uniform canopy. The stem is colored grey or dark green. Cumin seeds have eight ridges with oil canals.

 

Biological Source  Cuminum Cyminum
Family  Apiaceae
Culinary Use

of Cumin Seeds

• Cumin seed is used as a spice for its distinctive flavour and aroma.
• It is commonly used in traditional Brazilian cuisine.
• Cumin can be an ingredient with Chilli powder.
• They are largely used as condiment and form an essential ingredient in all mixed spices and curry powder for favoUring soups.
• It is often used as a pickling spice.
Health Benefits

of Cumin Seeds

1. In the Ayurvedic system, dried cumin seeds are used for medicinal purpose.
2. Cuminaldehyde, cymene and terpenoids are the major volatile components of cumin, Cuminaldehyde has also antimicrobial and antifungal properties.
3. Cumin seeds contain a relatively larger percentage of iron.
4. One tablespoon of cumin spice contains :
• 22 kcal (92 kJ) of food energy
• 1.34 g (0.047 oz) of fat
• 2.63 g (0.093 oz) of carbohydrates
• 0.6 g (0.021 oz) of fiber and
• 1.07 g (0.038 oz) of protein