- Jeera spice dates
back to the Old Testament. Also called "cumino". Available both in a
powder and as seeds. Freshly ground seeds impart a robust fragrance and
flavor to curries, salsas, soups, and marinades.
- Cumin is the seed of
a small umbelliferous plant. The seeds come as paired or separate
carpels, and are 3-6mm (1/8-1/4 in) long. They have a striped pattern of
nine ridges and oil canals, and are hairy, brownish in colour,
boat-shaped, tapering at each extremity, with tiny stalks attached.
- Cumin resemble
caraway seeds, but are lighter in colour and unlike caraway, have minute
bristles hardly visible to the naked eye. They are available dried, or
ground to a brownish-green powder.
- Cumin is grown from
seed. A hot climate is preferred, but it can be grown in cooler regions
if started under glass in spring. A sandy soil is best; when the
seedlings have hardened, transplant carefully to a sunny aspect,
planting out 15cm (6 in) apart. Seed regularly. The plants bloom in June
and July. The seeds are normally ready four months after planting. Cut
the plants when the seeds turn to brown, thresh and dry like the other
Cultivation of cumin requires a long, hot summer with
3-4 months with daytime temperatures around 30°C (86°F); it is drought
tolerant, and is mostly grown in Mediterranean climates. It is grown
from seed sown in spring, and needs a fertile, well-drained soil.
- Cumin a native of
Egypt, it is now mostly produced in India is the largest producer of
cumin. In India it is mostly produced in Rajasthan and Gujrat.
- Indian cumin is
exported in its natural as well as powdered forms, besides as essential
oils. exports are mostly to USA, Singapore, Japan, UK, and middle east
- The world demand for
cumin is in the range of 12,000-15,000 tonnes. Singapore, USA, UK.
Netherlands etc. are the important markets for cumin. India's export of
cumin is mainly to countries like UK, Singapore, Saudi Arabia and Japan.
- Cumin is an
important ingredient in curry powder, Cumin oil has only minor
applications, mainly as flavouring agent. It is used as an ingredient in
several Ayurvedic medicines as well as in the preparation of soft drinks.
Jeera are traded amid the weather mismatched to a large
extent, seem gaining perception of bullish days ahead. The traders after
getting smell of better days ahead amid the low production and expected
low arrivals during upcoming harvested seasons in few days from now
hoarding and the booking the order recorded a natural phenomenon.
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