|Botanical Name||Cuminum cyminum L|
|Origin||Cumin comes from Iran and India.|
|Taste and Aroma||Cumin has a distinctive, slightly bitter yet warm flavor.|
|Color||The color of cumin is light and tastes relatively hotter.|
Specification for Cumin Seeds
(HS CODE: 09093019)
|Type:||Machine cleaned / Sortexed/Extra Bold|
|Purity:||99% / 98% / 99.50% (Singapore/Europe)|
|Total ASH||9.50% Max|
|Acid insuluble ASH:||1.75% Max|
|Flavour:||Aromatic with a penetrating flavour|
|Volaile oil:||Min 2.00 ml/100 gms|
Packing: 25-50 Kgs. Jute/PP Bags
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 tons per year. Gujarat and Rajasthan are the major production centers of the spice in the country.
The seed is uniformly elliptical and deeply furrowed. Cumin seeds Jeera are the seeds of the caraway family. Two types — black and white are available. White ones are generally used in curries and other large varieties of food. The black ones are known as ‘Shah Jeera’ is more pungent and mostly used in pulao and biryani. 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.
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 center for Jeera in the country. Delhi, Jaipur, and Rajkot are also known as major terminal markets for Jeera.
- 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 mold or insect infestation and musty odor. They shall also be free from any harmful foreign matter.
|Type of Container||Quantity|
|20 Feet||12 -13 Metric Tonne|
|40 Feet||26 Metric Tonne|
HARVESTING SEASON:February to March
MARKETING SEASON:April to May
Name Inc Food in Languages
|German :||Romischer Kummel||Swedish :||Spiskummin|