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Rise In The Prices Of Cumin

Rise In The Prices Of Cumin:

There has been an unprecedented rise in the prices of Cumin, commonly known as jeera, in India.

  • Jeera (Cumin) cultivation is an aromatic seed that adds an extra punch of taste to Indian dishes.
  • It is believed that Jeera is native to the Mediterranean region, and it was well-known in Ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome.
  • Its oil is reported to have antibacterial activity and is also used in veterinary medicines and various other industries.
  • It grows well in both tropical and sub-tropical climates, and it comes up well in all types of soils, but well-drained sandy loam soils are best suited.
  • It is a highly weather-sensitive crop.
  • It requires a moderately cool and dry climate without any humidity.
  • It is a Rabi crop and is cultivated mainly in Gujarat and Rajasthan.
  • It is sown from October to November and harvested in February and March.
  • India accounts for some 70% of the world’s production of this seed spice.