Cumin Seeds - IPM / Organic
Cumin seeds are a type of spice commonly used in cooking, especially in Indian, Middle Eastern, and Mexican cuisines. They come from the dried seeds of the Cuminum cyminum plant, which is a member of the parsley family. The seeds are small and elongated, with a slightly curved shape and a color that ranges from light brown to dark brown. They have a pungent, earthy aroma and a warm, slightly bitter taste with a hint of sweetness. Cumin seeds are often roasted or toasted before use, which brings out their flavor and aroma. Cumin seeds are a good source of nutrients, including iron, magnesium, and calcium, and they are believed to have several health benefits. They are often used as a digestive aid, as they can help reduce bloating and gas, and they may also have anti-inflammatory properties.
Cumin seed have an aromatic and bitter taste. It is used as a condiment, and is an ingredient in curry powders, seasonings of breads, cakes and cheese. Cumin may lower blood sugar, reduce seizures, strengthen bones, and treat the eye; however, there is no clinical evidence to support these claims. Cumin is generally recognized as safe for human consumption as a spice and flavoring. Cumin seed oil is used in perfumery and for flavouring liqueurs and cordials.
IPM Cumin Seeds :
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an approach to pest management that focuses on the prevention and management of pests in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner. Cumin seeds are an important spice used in cooking, and as with any agricultural crop, they can be affected by pests such as insects, diseases, and weeds. In IPM for cumin seeds, a variety of techniques can be used to manage pests, including:
1. Crop rotation: Rotating cumin with other crops can help break pest cycles and reduce pest pressure.
2. Biological control: This involves using natural predators or parasites to control pests. For example, introducing ladybugs to eat aphids.
3. Cultural control: This involves managing the crop and its surroundings in a way that makes it less susceptible to pests. For example, planting crops at a certain density or spacing to prevent weed growth.
4. Chemical control: This involves the use of pesticides, but only when necessary and in a judicious and environmentally friendly manner.
In the case of cumin seeds, some common pests that can be managed through IPM include aphids, thrips, whiteflies, and powdery mildew. By using a combination of these techniques and carefully monitoring pest populations, farmers can successfully manage pests while also minimizing the impact on the environment and maintaining the quality of their crop.
Appearance : Oval seeds with Ridges
Purity: 98% / 99% / 99.5%
**Foreign Matter: 2% / 1% / 0.5% Max
Moisture: 7-8% max
Flavor: Warm an Aromatic
Best Buying Time: March-June
HS Code: 09093129
**Foreign matter includes anything other than Cumin seeds e.g. sand, silica, pebbles, and other edible/non edible seeds
Packaging Details : 25/50Kg, Poly Propylene (PP) Bags