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Cumin spice

Cumin spiceCummin is an annual plant 1 to 2 feet high with seeds much like those of caraway but slightly larger. The flowers are rose-colored and borne in small umbels. The plant bears the botanical name Cuminum cyminum.

It is a native of the Mediterranean region and is now grown chiefly in Malta, Persia, Turkey, and Punjab. Cummin seed are used chiefly as an ingredient of curry and in native medicinal preparations.

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