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Also Known As : Jeera, Zeera
Technical Name : Cuminum cyminum


Taste Profile

It has bitter, sweet and nutty flavor.

Usage Tips

  1. Cumin can used in various meat, fish, and vegetable preparations.
  2. It is an important ingredient in many spice blends.
  3. It should be stored in a tightly sealed glass jar in a cool, dark, and dry place.

Common names and forms

  1. Cumin (jeera)
  2. Cumin Seeds
  3. Cumin Whole
  4. Cuminum Cyminum
  5. Jeera
  6. Jeera Whole
  7. Natural Cumin Seeds
  8. Organic Cumin
  9. Organic Cumin Whole
  10. Shah Jeera
  11. Teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  12. Whole Cumin
  13. Zeera


Cumin is a flowering plant in the family Apiaceae, its seeds are dried and used in both whole and ground form. It is brown yellow in color. It is extensively used as a condiment or a spice in culinary dishes and recipes around the globe like the Indian Subcontinent and some other Asian, African and Latin American countries. It is native to Egypt.

Health benefits

  • Cumin may helps to reduce symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.(1)
  • It contains antioxidants that helps to stabilize free radicals.(1)
  • It helps to improve blood sugar control in diabetes patients.(1)

Selection Guide

Choose whole cumin seeds instead of cumin powder as the latter loses its flavor more quickly.


Cumin may cause digestive problems like heartburn. It may also lead to excessive belching.(2)

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