Jeera or cumin seed is an ancient spice having a history of over 5000 years. It is one of the most popular cooking ingredients used all through Asia. The strong flavor and tepid aroma of jeera has made it an indispensable spice. Jeera or cumin seed has a significant demand as a spice all around the globe especially in the places where spicy food is preferred. It is an integral part of the recipes in various cultures. After pepper, jeera is considered to be the most important spice in the world.