Was collected naturally in the centre of anatolia . Now cultivated in aegean region , central anatolia and south east anatolia. It is used mainly in the blend and chilly powders . It is often confused with caraway. The seeds are used whole and ground . Sometimes being roasted before grinding. It yealds oil used in liquors and veterinary medicines. Its quality is evaluated by its impurity and colour.
cumin seeds contain a relatively large percentage amount of iron. However, unless one would eat about 15 grams (1/2 oz) per day, cumin is not likely to be a significant dietary source of iron.