Cumin (cuminucum cyminum) is a flowering plant which belongs to the family apiaceae.
Cumin seeds are extensively used as a condiment or a spice in culinary practices in India and other Asian, African, and Latin American countries. Both whole and ground cumin is used as a staple in various dishes, as it has a distinctly warm and earthy flavour. Because of its strong aroma, only a small amount of cumin essential oil is used in recipes; this is enough to provide them with a powerful punch.
Few foods are as iron-dense as cumin.
This makes it a good iron source, even when used in small amounts as a seasoning.