Cumin Seeds

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Cumin (also spelled Cummin), Cuminum cyminum, small, slender annual herb of the family Apiaceae (Umbelliferae) with finely dissected leaves and white or rose-coloured flowers. Native to the Mediterranean region, cumin is also cultivated in India, China, and Mexico for its fruits, called seeds, which are used to flavour a variety of foods. Cumin, or comino, seeds are actually dried fruits. They are thin, yellowish brown, elongated ovals about 0.25 inch long with five prominent longitudinal dorsal ridges interspersed with less-distinctive secondary ridges forming a tiny, gridlike pattern. An essential ingredient in many mixed spices, chutneys, and chili and curry powders, 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. At one time cumin seeds were widely used as home medicinals; their medicinal use today is chiefly veterinary. The seeds contain between 2.5 and 4.5 percent essential oil, the principal component of which is cumaldehyde. The oil is used in perfumery, for flavouring a variety of liquors, and for medicinal purposes.

Cumin Seeds are available in 14 oz., 8 oz., and 3 oz. sizes. All A1 herbs, spices and seasonings are freshness sealed in durable and attractive clear plastic bottles. For bulk pricing contact us here. or call 516-801-2132.

Product # Product Price Order
1614 Cumin Seeds 25 lb. Bag $135.99 Buy it!
1613 Cumin Seeds 15 lb. Bag $86.99 Buy it!
1612 Cumin Seeds 10 lb. Bag $61.99 Buy it!
1349 Cumin Seeds 4 lb. Jug $31.99 Buy it!
0935 Cumin Seeds 16 oz. $9.89 Buy it!
0535 Cumin Seeds 8 oz. $5.79 Buy it!
0734 Cumin Seeds 3 oz. $4.29 Buy it!


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Cumin Seeds
Cumin Seeds

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