Cumin (/ˈkjuːmɪn/ or UK: /ˈkʌmɪn/, US: /ˈkuːmɪn/)(Cuminum cyminum) is a flowering plant in the family Apiaceae, native to a territory including the Middle East and stretching east to India.[2] 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. The English “cumin” is derived from the Old English via Latin cuminumfrom the Greek κύμινον (kyminon), which is related to Hebrew כמון (kammon) and Arabic