Cumin (Cuminum cyminum) - 100 Seeds

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Cumin (Cuminum cyminum) - 100 Seeds

•American grown seeds
•Easy to grow
•Warm weather crop
•USDA Zones 5-10

Cumin is a tender flowering annual in the parsley family, Apiaceae, that is grown for its seed. It is used in many different cuisines and is one of the most popular spices in the world.

Culinary Uses:
Cumin can be used both as the whole seed or ground. Cumin seed benefits from toasting before use to being out its aromatic, nutty flavor. Cumin is a staple ingredient in most curry powders and many spice blends. It's reserved primarily for savory recipes, like chili, stews, meat, fish, and vegetables.

Medicinal Uses:
People take cumin for digestion problems including diarrhea, colic, bowel spasms, and gas. Cumin is also used to increase urine flow to relieve bloating (as a diuretic); to start menstruation; and to increase sexual desire (as an aphrodisiac).

Growing Instructions:
Cumin requires a lengthy, warm growing season to ensure seed maturation. Sow seeds directly into prepared garden soil about 1/4- 1/2" deep, 3-4 seeds per plant 6-9" apart, when night temperatures stay above 50°F (10°C). Plants are somewhat fragile and have a tendency to "lodge" or fall over, especially after a hard rain or when plants are flowering. This should not harm seed development. To help avoid lodging, plant seeds close together in the row or bed so that the plants will support each other. Thin to 4-6" apart.

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