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Cumin is a flowering plant in the family Apiaceae, native to the Middle East and stretching east to India. It is also commonly known by its Indian name, Jeera which is traditionally added to curries and other traditional spiced dishes from countries such as Morocco and Mexico.� Its seeds � each one contained within a fruit, which is dried � are used in both whole and ground form.

Apiaceae Cumin

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  • Cumin is sometimes confused with�caraway�(Carum carvi), another spice in the parsley family (Apiaceae). Cumin, though, is hotter to the taste, lighter in color, and larger.
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