Cumin is the seeds of the fruit of the Cuminum cyminum plants. Native to South Western Asia as well as the Middle East, these seeds are dried and used in food as well as for other purposes. Currently, India holds the position of being the leading producers as well as consumers of Cumin. Apart from the seed form, it is also used in the powdered form or as essential oils. The plant requires optimum temperatures between 25-30 degree Celsius and good Mediterranean climate.