Description of Cumin Seed Oil
Steam-distilled from the dried, ripened fruits of the Cuminum Cyminum herb, Cumin Seed Oil is also sometimes referred to as "Roman Caraway Oil," or just plain "Cumin Oil." The history of cumin as a spice dates back to 5000 BC, with ancient material found within the Egyptian pyramids. Since then, the herb has been cultivated commercially throughout the Mediterranean, as well as India, Turkey, and Central America. Cumin Seed Oil has a pale yellow coloration, with an aroma that is incredibly powerful and diffusive. The odor is spicy and slightly fatty, though it retains a unique "soft" quality that separates it from other similar oils. Cumin Seed Oil can also introduce a spicy green top note to natural perfumes, making it particularly popular in floral and aldehydic fragrances. In flavor applications, Cumin Oil imparts a spicy and herbaceous nuance, often utilized in meat sauces, pickling brines, and curry seasonings.
Aroma & Flavor of Cumin Seed Oil
Aroma is powerful and spicy, with a green and slightly fatty nuance. In flavor, this oil imparts a spicy and herbaceous kick, making it perfect for curry blends & seasonings.
Appearance of Cumin Seed Oil
Refractive Index of Cumin Seed Oil
1.5000 - 1.5060 @ 20C
Specific Gravity of Cumin Seed Oil
0.9050 - 0.9250 @ 25C
Harvest Schedule of Cumin Seed Oil
4 MONTHS OF THE YEAR