Cumin Cumin, having a botanical name Cuminum Cyminum is a flowering plant in the family Apiaceae. Cumin – The aromatic seeds Cumin, the dried seed of the herb Cuminum Cyminum also relates to parsley family. Native to Iran and Mediterranean region, it has been used since ancient times. It was introduced in America by the Spanish and the Portuguese colonists….
The aromatic leaves of several plants mainly used in cooking carries different varieties such as Bay Laurel, California Bay Leaf, Indian Bay Leaf, Indonesian Bay Leaf, West Indian Bay Leaf and Mexican Bay Leaf. Of these Indian Bay leaf though similar in appearance to the bay laurel leaves, but differs in fragrance and it taste milder as cinnamon bark.