Cumin, called as Cuminum Cyminum, belongs to family Apiaceae. it is enormously used in culinary practices of the Indian Subcontinent and some other Asian, African and Latin American countries as a spice. Most of you may remember having hated those curries and soups which had roasted cumin seeds in them when you were kids, because they looked like small black insects. So your mother might have removed these flavorful parts before she served you the food. The health benefits of cumin include its capacity to aid in digestion, , insomnia, ,asthma, respiratory disorders, bronchitis, common cold, improve immunity and treat piles lactation, anemia, skin disorders, boils and cancer.
India is the biggest manufacturer and consumer of Cumin in the world. Indian outcome is currently estimated to be around 200,000 ton per year. Gujarat and Rajasthan are the major production centers of the spice in the country. West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Punjab also make important contribution to Indian output.