Cumin, Whole (1000g)

Product Code: GSI034


Green Saffron ethically sourced direct from farm, highest grade Whole Cumin. New season, single source guaranteed. Our unique supply chain offers you full transparency and traceability, bringing you closer to the farmer with the fewest steps. See below for further details.

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About the product

Cumin comes from a flowering herbaceous annual plant. The fruits are ready for harvesting when they turn yellow-brown. Cumin adds savoury, earthy depth to a dish, a sort of ‘bedrock’ flavour for lighter aromatics to work upon. Cumin actually has a high iron content and highly reputed digestive properties, indeed the Hindi for cumin, ‘jeera’ is derived from a Sanskrit word meaning ‘digestive’. It is a major part of much Indian cooking, and a constituent part of Garam Masala and the Bengali whole-spice mixture, Panch Phoran. The largest producer of cumin is India, accounting for around 65% of total world production, with China, Mexico, Egypt, Syria, Turkey and Iran making up the bulk of the remaining volume.

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Part Used



Gujarat, North West India.

Harvest Time

February to March

Flavour note (bass, mid, high)

BASS. Citrus, rich, earthy and warm.

Main flavour compound

Cuminaldehyde, cuminal, β-pinene, γ-terpinene, and safranal


Airtight and out of the light. Ideally not above 14°C

Use by

6 months from date