Grass like leaves, small white flowers. Height 15-25 cm. Aromatic seeds that can be used for flavouring.
This half-hardy plant is much loved by gardeners and cooks alike.
Cuminum flowers in the middle of summer with white or pink flowers; its seeds should be harvested for use in the kitchen. The seeds of cumin are used for flavouring, especially meat casseroles and lentil soup. Use the whole seed when cooking cabbage or kidney beans. Mix whole seeds into mashed potatoes, bread, biscuits, cakes, pickles and chutneys.
The common name for Cuminum is cumin, and it will reach a height of about 12 to 15 cm.
The Cumin plant makes an ideal addition to any herb garden.