Iran Cumin (Green , Black)

What is Cumin?

Cumin is the dried fruit (seed) and is a member of the parsley family. This spice is an edible plant and is used in its whole seed form and powder. The cumin powder is used as a leading spice in the other spices such as Chili powder, Garam Masala and curry powder or added as a flavoring in foods, sauces and also cumin seed is used as a drug in the medical consumption such as digestion problems, increase urine flow, bloating and etc.

Cumin Features

Cumin plant: The cumin is a plant same carrot bush. The plant grows to 30–50 cm (12–20 in) tall and is harvested by hand. This plant naturally and wild grows in Afghanistan, Iran, India and other countries and its life is one or two years. It’s branched stem and has a diameter of 3–5 cm. Each branch has two to three sub-branches
Cumin seed (fruit) : The cumin fruit (seed ) is small, thin, narrow, crescent-shaped and has five prominent line . The size is about 2 - 6 mm. It usually reaches 25 cm (10 in), and tends to droop under its own weight.

Cumin seed (fruit) varieties:  Green Cumin (scientific name: Cuminum cyminum) and Black Cumin (scientific name: Carum carvil) that the second is known "Persian cumin".

Cumin seed(fruit) flavor and taste : All parts of the plant, especially fruits, have a good smell and taste. More time before full ripening seeds are harvested in which case, they will have a high percentage of essence.

Where is Cumin plant growing?

The cumin plant is originally / initially grown and cultivated in Iran and the Mediterranean countries and now there are cumin plants in all tropical and Mediterranean climates including India, Iran, Egypt, Afghanistan, Syria, Turkey and other countries. Most of cumin in Iran grows in Kerman province. The best and finest cumin to Kerman is tissue Baft County that grows wild.

Suitable Climate for Cumin 

The tropical and Mediterranean climates are most suitable for its growth because cultivation of cumin requires a long, hot summer of three to four months. The cumin is a drought-tolerant, tropical, or subtropical plant. It has a growth season of 100 – 120 days. The optimum growth temperature ranges are between 25 and 30° C.

Cumin Planting and Harvesting Time

In India, cumin is planted from October to the first of December, and harvesting starts in February. In Syria and Iran, cumin is planted from mid-November to mid-December (extensions up to mid-January are possible) and harvested in June/July.

Cumin & Nutrients

Cumin is a rich source of high nutrition, minerals (Calcium, Iron, Manganese, Potassium, sodium), vitamins (A, B, C), protein, Calorie, dietary fiber, antioxidants. So the Cumin can help and raise the immune system against diseases.

Per 100 g of Cumin includes:

  • Minerals: Potassium – 1,788 mg, Calcium – 68 g, Iron – 90 mg, Manganese – 64 mg, , Sodium- 168 mg
  • Vitamin: Vitamin C – 35 mg, Vitamin A – 7 g, Vitamin B12 – 0, vitamin-B6 (pyridoxine) – 20 g.
  • Principle: Calorie - 333 Kcal,  Protein - 18 g, Carbohydrates – 44 g, Total Fat - 22 g, Total  Carbohydrate -44 g, Dietary Fiber – 11 g, Sugar – 0.6 g ,Cholesterol – 0 mg.

Therefore, the Cumin can help and raise the immune system against diseases.

Cumin & Protections from Disease

The Cumin is rich and excellent source of high nutrients so it can be useful for our health and can also help or treat some diseases:

Bad breath: The cumin is very useful for bad breath. If you chew some cumin so you will remove bad breath, the smell of garlic and onion smells.
Indigestion: Cumin is a very effective treatment to relieve indigestion. The doctors recommend to its consumption in the most foods for treatment of indigestion
Germicidal: Cumin has much more power than other types in hormonal and antiseptic and germicidal properties.

The health benefits of cumin include its ability to aid in digestion, improve immunity and treat piles, insomnia, respiratory disorders, asthma, bronchitis, common cold, lactation, anemia, skin disorders, boils, cancer and other things.

You can get more information about cumin & protections from disease through on the Internet network if you search a bit.

Supplier and Exporter of Cumin (Green, Black)

Glad to inform you that Ario Co is one of the main suppliers of Cumin (Green, Black) with PREMIER quality in Iran. Our main purpose is supplying and exporting products with high quality to be provided customers satisfaction. We are the main exporter of various Medicinal Plants for the global markets, wholesale markets, distributors, retailers and supermarket chains. Ario works in close relationship with Iranian growers and farmers using sustainable farming standards, especially GLOBALGAP, BRC, HACCP and ISO so our Medicinal plants all are organic, are safety, healthy and without disinfecting, pesticide and etc.
In the time, we are ready to supply you with our best quality goods and services.

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