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Cumin (Cuminum cyminum) comes from a flowering annual plant in the Apiaceae family.[1] It grows native from South Asia to the east Mediterranean.[1]

The family is the same as that of parsley, coriander and caraway. The seeds are sometimes confused with fennel or anise.

The plant has both culinary and medicinal uses. The seeds are used as a spice.

Description[edit | edit source]

The plant is small and delicate. It will grow to about 30cm (1 foot) tall.

The seeds are small and brown to greenish in colour. They are elongated and have a sweet aroma.

Growing cumin[edit | edit source]

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Cumin can be grown in a hot climate.

Uses for cumin[edit | edit source]

Cumin has both medicinal and culinary uses.

For culinary uses, use with care as they are strong in flavour and a little goes a long way.

Sources and Citations[edit | edit source]

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Created June 26, 2017 by Felicity
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