Cumin plants, season is one year is from the family of parsley. May and June in white and pink flowers, 20- 50 cm in length slim, long striped body, oval seeded field crop. It is obtained from fruit seeds as a spice. Cumin spice, especially used in meat dishes and salads. In the Turkish kitchen culture, it is used in sauces, meals like cabbage-beans, chickpeas. It is used on fish and used in making sausage. With olive oil it suits each other very well. It is continuously exported to U.S. Europe, Arabic and Gulf countries in the Middle East.
Cumin flowers have been used in Anatolia for food and healing purposes for centuries. It has been used in Turkish food culture since the 13th century of Ottoman. Cumin spice has been inherited from the Ottoman Empire to the present day.
Seen in the Mediterranean region in prehistoric period. Nowadays, it is cultivated in Konya, Ankara, Eskişehir, Polatlı, Sivrihisar and Afyon provinces of Central Anatolia.
Cumin, due to its structure is generally defined as flavor. It has its own, sharp taste beauty with strong smell and strong aromatic taste. It contains plenty of fixed and essential oil, tannins and resin. It is also useful for digestion and especially brewed with tea. The nutritional value of cumin coupled with turmeric antioxidant effect is one to one for body immunity.
Cumin seeds are uneaten grains. It is almost 100% purity and first class organic spices with no additives. Therefore, it is not only a spice alone, also a mixture of other spices. The best cumin in the world with its active ingredients is Turkish Cumin.
Where is it produced?
It is a field crop that grows especially under pine forests and high altitude forests above sea level. A gentle and light plant, it likes soft, humus rich, stone light soils. Cumin cultivation is made in newly opened soils for good growth.
How is cummin produced?
It is a plant that uses its fragrance. Its seed is 4- 5 mm. Cummin seed is blended with phosphorus fertilizer to the field. 30- 40 days after the soil begins to rise. It is a very demanding job to produce this product because it is blended and spread by beater. In early July, pink white flowers were cut and cured before they were fully ripened.Dried in shade and airy place. Flower umbrellas are shaken upside down. Stone, soil, plant residues are eliminated by sieving. Seeds are ground into powder. Only 50 kg of cumin comes out of 1 acre.