What is Cumin

Cumin is the dried seed of the herb Cuminum cyminum, a member of the parsley family. Cumin is a flowering plant in the family Apiaceae, native to southwestern Asia including the Middle East.

Source of Cumin Seeds

Likely originating in a region of the Eastern Mediterranean called the Levant, cumin has been in use as a spice for thousands of years. Today, the plant is mostly grown in the Indian subcontinent, Northern Africa, Mexico, Chile, and China. Cumin is a drought-tolerant, tropical, or subtropical crop. It has a growth season of 100 to 120 days. The optimum growth temperature ranges are between 25 and 30 °C.The Mediterranean climate is most suitable for its growth.

Cumin and Nutrition

  • Cumin aids digestion by increasing the activity of digestive proteins. It may also reduce symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.
  • Many people around the world don’t get enough iron. Cumin is very dense in iron, providing almost 20% of your daily iron in one teaspoon.
  • Cumin supplements may help improve blood sugar control, though it is not clear what causes this effect or how much is needed.
  • Concentrated cumin supplements have promoted weight loss in multiple studies.




Cumin is mainly used in its powdered form as a spice.

  • Cumin is generally used as a spice
  • Cumin is also used in flavoring certain types of cheese
  • Cumin is used in adding flavor to traditional French bread
  • Cumin is also used as a treatment for certain illnesses including diarrhea, colic, bowel spasms, and gas.
  • Cumin is also used to increase urine flow to relieve bloating.


Many manufacturers of natural remedies, spices producers, and food establishments as well as ordinary folks use cumin on a daily bases in cooking

  • Food spices processing companies
  • Natural supplement manufacturers
  • Bakeries
  • Essential oil companies

Types & forms

We offer two types of Cumin mainly in raw form and in powder form which are harvested from the highest quality of seeds.

Specification Data Sheet

This Sudanese standard is formulated by the technical committee No.4 formed according to the administrative decree of the SSM0/1/A/Idated 18/8/01. It applies to Cumin Seeds. On formulating this standard the committee has referred to international publications and works of Sudanese researchers on the subject.


Cumin Seeds exporting process

  • Our Cumin is packed in 40kg Jute bags.
  • Then we load the 40 feet containers with up to 20 metric tons of Cumin.
  • The minimum order quantity (20ft FCL) takes a time period of 10 to 15 days to be on board of the vessel, this period varies depending on the quantity ordered.
  • The port of loading is PORTSUDAN (SDPZU), with a possibility to re-export from other neaby ports.
  • Estimated time to reach the clients desired port depends on the shipping lines used and the destination to that port, usually varies between 2 to 8 weeks for farther destinations.
  • The H.S code for the Cumin seeds is 09109990 (*)
  • Payment documents are provided along with the shipment.
  • Cumin seed is falling among the products which the US sanctions against Sudan has not exempted, therefore cannot be exported directly from PORTSUDAN to the US market unless obtaining a special OFAC license.

(*) Need to be confirmed at each country customs authorities.

Weight 1000 kg

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