The cumin herb is grown in areas 1000m above sea level, during sunny climates with some rainfall. The harvested plants undergo processes, like drying, threshing and winnowing, to obtain the seeds, which are further dried and winnowed. The cumin seeds whole can be stored in moisture-proof containers, away from direct sunlight. This spice is used in almost all households and hotels to add a warm, spicy, and earthy flavor to Indian curries. Not only this spice imparts taste into the food, but cumin seeds are also helpful in promoting digestion, improving blood cholesterol and fighting inflammation.