Single Strength Specification:
General characteristics :
Cumin seeds shall be dried fruit of the plant Cuminum Cyminum.L.
They shall have the taste and aroma normal to the species.
They shall be reasonably dry with moisture not exceeding 10 %
They shall be free from visible mould or insect infestation and musty odour.
They shall also be free from any harmful foreign matter.
Specification for Cumin Seeds (HS CODE: 09093019) :
Type: Machine cleaned / Sortexed/Extra Bold
Purity: 99% / 98% / 99.50% (Singapore/Europe)
Total Ash: 9.50% Max
Acid insoluble Ash: 1.75% Max
Flavor: Aromatic with a penetrating flavour
Moisture: 10% max
Salmonella: Absent/25 gms
Volaile oil: Min 2.00 ml/100 gms
Packaging: 25-50 Kgs. Jute/PP Bags
Type of Container Quantity
20 Feet 12 -13 Metric Tonne
40 Feet 26 Metric Tonne
Harvesting Season: February to March
Marketing Season: April to May
Cumin is used mainly where highly spiced foods are preferred. It is an ingradient of most curry powders and many savoury spice mixtures, and is used in stews, grills-especially lamb and chicken dishes. It gives bite to plain rice, and to beans and cakes. Small amounts can be usefully used in aubergine and kidney bean dishes. Cumin is essential in spicy Mexican foods such as chile con carne, casseroled pork and enchiladas and kidney bean dishes. In middle east, it is a familiar spice for fish dishes, grills, stews and flavours couscous-semolina steamed over meat and Vegetables, national dish of Morocco.