Cumin is the dried seed of the herb Cuminumcyminum, a member of the parsley family. The cumin plant grows to 30-50 cm (1-2 ft) tall and is harvested by hand. Cumin seeds are oblong in shape, longitudinally ridged, and yellow-brown in colour. They have a pungent and slightly bitter flavor with a spicy-sweet aroma.Cumin has also its applications worldwide in sectors other than food like beverages, liquors, medicines,toiletries and perfumery. Indian Cumin has a good demand in export market its Natural form as well in its Powder Form.