Cuminum cyminum - Plant
Description for Cuminum cyminum
Cumin is a flowering plant in the family Apiaceae, native from the east Mediterranean to Pakistan/India.
Its seeds are used in the cuisines of many different cultures, in both whole and ground form.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Comino, Jeera, Jeerige, Jilakara, Jintan puteh, Jinten bodas, Jinten, Jira zeera, Jira, Jiraka jira, Jiraka, Jiregire, Jorekam, Kumin, Safed jeera, Siragam, Sududuru, Sulpha phul, Yeera, Zira-sufed.||yellow-brown||june to july||0.3 m||easy to grow|
Planting and care
It is hardy to zone (UK) 8 and is frost tender. It is in leaf 10-May It is in flower from Jun to July, and the seeds ripen from Aug to September. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.The plant is self-fertile.
|Full Sun||well-drained soil||Medium||20 to 30Â°C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Cuminum cyminum
- Deadhead to prolong flowering.
- Maintain moderate soil moisture and fertilize lightly.
- Zinnias will die with the first frost.
Typical uses of Cuminum cyminum
Special features: It is little used at present in Western cooking, though it is much employed in India. A hot and aromatic flavour, it is an important ingredient in curries, and is also often used as a flavouring in biscuits, cakes and bread where it also helps in improving the digestion[1, 4, 14, 21, 27, 46, 132, 171, 244]. The seed is harvested when fully ripe and is then dried and stored in airtight jars.
Ornamental use: used for ornamental purpose.
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