Cumin Seeds

Cumin Seeds

Scientific Name :

Cuminum Cyminum

Medicinal Value :

Medically cumin seeds are used as a stimulant, carminative, stomachic and astringent.

Nutrient Value :

Iron, copper, calcium, potassium, manganese, selenium, zinc and magnesium

Culinery and Other Values :

Employed in native dishes of Central and South America, cumin seeds are common in curry powders, seasonings of bread, cheese, cakes and also for flavoring liquors and cordials.. Cumin seed oil used in perfumery also.

Glossary :

  • English : Cumin Seeds
  • Tamil : Seerakam / Jeerakam
  • Malayalam : Jeerakam
  • Telugu : Jeelakara / Jidakara / Jikaka
  • Kannada : Jeerige
  • Hindi : Jeera / Jeeru / Safaid Jeera / Zeera / Shimai Shombu
  • Bengali : Jeera / Zeera / Safed Jira
  • Gujarati : Jeeru / Jiru / Safed Jiraun
  • Konkani : Jeerey / Jeren
  • Marathi : Jeera / Jeregire
  • Oriya : Jira / Jeera
  • Punjabi : Jira
  • Kashmiri : Zyur