Cumin is an aromatic herb and its dried seeds known as Cumin seeds/Jeera, are obtained from the herb, Cuminum cyminum, a native of Mediterranean to South Asia. Commonly known as Jeera, Comino, Jeerige, Jilakara, Siragam, and Safed Jeera, it is the second most popular spice in the world. Used in several cultures since ancient times, cumin seeds are important condiments and spices cultivated in India. Belonging to Umbelliferae (Apiaceae) plant family, cumin seeds resemble caraway seeds is a mixture of united and separated mericarps, oblong-shaped, longitudinally rigged nearly 3- 6mm in length, yellowish-brown in color and are usually smooth and straight instead of being curved. The aromatic odor of whole seeds cumin imparts flavor to vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes along with rice dishes and yogurt dressed salads. As per USDA, one tablespoon of cumin spice contains 22 kcal (92 kJ) of food energy, 1.34 g (0.047 oz) of fat, 2.63 g (0.093 oz) of carbohydrates, 0.6 g (0.021 oz) of fiber and 1.07 g (0.038 oz) of protein. Apart from being used as a condiment, cumin is also used to create essential oil which can be used in flavoring as well as medicine in Ayurveda form.