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Cumin
 

Pictured above; Dried Cumin Fruit

 
 
 
 

Cumin, sometimes spelt cummin, common name for a dwarf annual plant. Cumin is native to the Middle East and the Mediterranean.

Cumin is widely cultivated for its dried fruit that take the appearance of seeds.
With 3 percent essential oil they are an essential ingredient in many mixed spices, chutneys, soups and curries.

Cumin seeds are especially popular in Asian, North African, and Latin American cuisines. Their distinctive aroma is heavy and strong; their taste warm and reminiscent of caraway. The plant reaches a height of about 15 cm with their yellowish brown oval fruit reaching 6mm long.

 


 


 
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