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  • Product Type: Single Herbs & Spices
  • Style: Dried
  • Processing Type: Raw
  • Place of Origin: India
  • Type: Machine cleaned / Sortexed/Extra Bold
  • Purity: 99% / 98% / 99.50%
  • Total Ash: Max. 9.50%
  • Flavour: Aromatic with a penetrating flavour
  • Moisture: Max. 10%
  • Volaile oil: Min 2.00 ml/100 gms
  • Salmonella: Absent/25 gms

Packaging & Delivery

Packaging Details Cumin Seeds 50kg PP Bags 260 Bags in 20'FCL , 500 Bags in 40'FCL

Aroma and flavour

The odour and flavour of cumin is derived largely from the essential oil, which contains cumaldehyde or cuminic aldehyde as the main constituent. Other ingredients of the oil are dihydrocuminaldehyde, dl-pinene, d--pinene, para-cymene, dipentene, and cuminyl alcohol. Synthetic cuminaldehyde is an adulterant to cumin oil and is very difficult to detect chemically. The dried seed of cumin has 2.5 to 5 percent essential oil on a dry weight basis and is obtained by steam distillation.

Cumin is the dried, white fruit with greyish brown colour of a small slender annual herb. The surface of the fruit has 5 primary ridges, alternatively has 4 less distinct secondary ridges bearing numerous short hairs. The plant is 15 to 50 cm high. The aromatic seed like fruit is elongated, ovoid, 3 to 6 mm long, slightly bitter and has a warm flavour. The flowers are white or rose coloured in small umbels.

Various origin of Cumin Seeds

 

Indian: India produces and consumes the most cumin in the world, and is similar in taste and aroma to Iranian cumin. Indian cumin has an essential oil content, between 3 and 5 percent, and is brown in color.

Middle Eastern: Middle Eastern cumin, originating in Pakistan, Syria and Turkey, differs in flavor and aroma from Indian and Iranian cumin. It has an essential oil content between 3 and 5 percent.

White and Black Cumin: Aside from regional differences, cumin seeds come in two varieties: white and black. Most cuisines use white cumin seeds, but black cumin seeds are found in Persian dishes and are sweeter in aroma.

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