Where To Get Cumin Seeds In South Africa

What are Cumin Seeds?

Cumin is a flowering plant in the family Apiaceae, native to the Iran-Turanian Region.


Its seeds – each one contained within a fruit, which is dried – are used in the cuisines of many cultures in both whole and ground form.

Where To Get Cumin Seeds In South Africa?

Whole cumin seeds can be found packaged in the spice section of most grocery stores.

What is cumin called in South Africa?


What are cumin seeds used for?

Cumin is an herb. The seeds of the plant are used to make medicine. People take cumin for digestion problems including diarrhea, colic, bowel spasms, and gas.

Cumin is also used to increase urine flow to relieve bloating (as a diuretic); to start menstruation, and to increase sexual desire (as an aphrodisiac).

How do you make cumin seeds?

Cut the entire stem and then hang it upside down in a paper bag or over a container that will catch the seeds as they fall out.

Harvest the leaves whenever they are large enough to be used in a salad. Cumin seeds can then be used ground up or whole