Cumin Seeds

Product Description

Cumin is a flowering plant in the family Apiaceae, native to a territory including the Middle East and stretching east to India. Its seeds – each one contained within a fruit, which is dried – are used in the cuisines of many cultures in both whole and ground form.

Cumin is the dried seed of the herb Cuminum cyminum, a member of the  family. The cumin plant grows to 30–50 cm (12–20 in) tall and is harvested by hand.

We can offer you the following Cumin varieties:

  • Singapore Quality HPS: 1 to 2 % Admixture (Cleaned by Machine without dust & stone)
  • Europe Quality HPS:1 to 2 % Admixture (Big seeds, Cleaned by Machine without dust & stone)
  • USA Quality DHPS: 1 % Admixture (Supreme Quality Big seeds, Cleaned by Machine without dust & stone)

Cumin Seeds : Specifications

Whole Insects

By Count



Excreta Mammalian

By Mg./Lb.



Excreta Other

By Mg./Lb.




% by Weight



Insect Defiled / Infested

% by Weight



Extraneous Foriegn Matter

% by Weight



Ash. Max

% by Weight


14.00% max

Moisture Max.

%V / W



We can offer the following packaging options:

Type of Bags

New Multi Wall Paper Bag

P. P. Bag

Jute Bag

Custom Requirement


50 lb/ 22.68 kg / 25 kg

55.12 lb / 25 kg or 110.23 lb / 50 kg

110.23 lb / 50 kg

Please contact us

Container Capacity

20 Feet - 13 - 14 Metric Tons
40 Feet - 25 - 26 Metric Tons



Cumin is native to the Levant and Upper Egypt. It now grows in most hot countries especially India, North Africa, China and the Americas. The spice is specially associated with Morocco, where it is often smelt in the abundant street cookery of the medinas. Cumin was known to the Egyptians five meillenia ago; the seeds have been found in the Old kingdon Pyramids. The Romans and the Greeks used it medicinally and cosmetically to induce a pallid complexion. In Indian recipe, cumin is frequently confused with caraway, which it resembles in appearance though not in Taste, cumin being far more powerful..

Cumin is used mainly where highly spiced foods are preferred. It is an ingradient of most curry powders and many savoury spice mixtures, and is used in stews, grills-especially lamb and chicken dishes. It gives bite to plain rice, and to beans and cakes. Small amounts can be usefully used in aubergine and kidney bean dishes. Cumin is essential in spicy Mexican foods such as chile con carne, casseroled pork and enchiladas and kidney bean dishes. In middle east, it is a familiar spice for fish dishes, grills, stews and flavours couscous-semolina steamed over meat and Vegetables, national dish of Morocco.