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cumin

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cummin

(both: kŭm`ĭn), low annual herb (Cuminum cyminum) of the family Umbelliferae (parsleyparsley,
Mediterranean aromatic herb (Petroselinum crispum or Apium petroselinum) of the carrot family, cultivated since the days of the Romans for its foliage, used in cookery as a seasoning and garnish.
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 family), long cultivated in the Old World for the aromatic seedlike fruits. The fruits resemble the related caraway and are similarly used in cooking. Cumin is an ingredient of curry powder; the oil is used for liqueurs and in veterinary practice and was formerly used in medicine. Cumin is mentioned in the Bible. For black cumin, see love-in-a-mistlove-in-a-mist,
hardy annual garden plant (Nigella damascena) of the family Ranunculaceae (buttercup family), having finely cut foliage and blue or white flowers surrounded by a cluster of thready bracts.
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. Cumin is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Umbellales, family Umbelliferae.

cumin

[′kyü·mən]
(botany)
Cuminum cyminum An annual herb in the family Umbelliferae; the fruit is valuable for its edible, aromatic seeds.

cumin

, cummin
an umbelliferous Mediterranean plant, Cuminum cyminum, with finely divided leaves and small white or pink flowers
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It is believed the contaminated cumin is of Indian origin that was routed through Turkey on its way to America and, possibly to European markets.
cumini are genetically distinct from each other and the presence of different subgroups of the formae speciales cumini in the important cumin production areas of Turkey.
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The Food Standards Agency ordered the probe after products imported into America which claimed to contain cumin were found to have traces of nut.
Arroum told SANA that in 2011, Syria ranked first in the world in cumin exports, providing 25% of the world's cumin exports, and being the highest in value among Syria's agricultural exports at a value of SYP 5.
It is believed the contaminated cumin is of Indian origin which was routed through Turkey on its way to America and, possibly, European markets.
INGREDIENTS (serves 4) Low-calorie cooking spray 3 bay leaves 1 cinnamon stick 1tsp cardamom seeds, crushed 1/4 tsp ground cloves 2tsp cumin seeds 1 onion, finely chopped 1tbsp ground coriander 1tbsp ground cumin 2tsp mild curry powder 3cm piece of root ginger, peeled and finely grated 3 garlic cloves, finely crushed 1/2 x 400g can chopped tomatoes 4 skinless and boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces 200ml boiling chicken stock Salt and freshly ground black pepper 5tbsp fat-free natural fromage frais Small handful of roughly chopped fresh mint to garnish METHOD: 1.