Cumin


The cumin (Cuminium cyminum Linn.) belonging to family Apiaceace is an important seed spice believed to be a native of Egypt, Turkey, and East Mediterranean region. It is mainly grown in India, Egypt, Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, Syria and Italy. In India it is mainly cultivated in Rajasthan, Gujarat and in some parts of M.P. and U.P. as rabi crop. Rajasthan and Gujarat hold prime position and contribute more than 80% in total area and production