Cumin is an aromatic spice with a distinctive bitter flavor and strong, warm aroma due to its abundant oil content. Cumin “seeds” are actually the small dried fruit of an annual plant in the parsley family. Indian Cumin seeds are the best in the world. It grows well in hot climates. It is mainly used for seasoning dishes.
Cumin is the second most admired spice in the world after black pepper, usually get used in foods, beverages, liquors, medicines, toiletries and perfumery. Cumin seeds are used in almost every Indian recipe. It is commonly known as Jeera or Zeera in India. They are very useful because of their fragrance and taste. They are extensively found in various parts of Gujarat and Rajasthan in India. Besides this, the demand of cummin seeds (jeera) is enhancing day by day as these are very effective in adding zing to various Indian as well as foreign cuisines.