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Cumin: far from perfect

August 1, 2022 11:46 AM, Der AUDITOR
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TEHRAN. Iran’s cumin market is bustling with activity as the new crop has arrived. Agricultural organisations have issued production estimates for Mashhad in the Khorasan Razavi province and for the South Khorasan Razavi province.

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Although Mashhad is an export hub for green cumin and climatic conditions are excellent for growing the spice, things are far from perfect. Suppliers ship more than 155 mt from Mashhad per year. Prominent destinations include Japan, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates along with Iraq, Austria and Germany. This year’s production ranges at 240 mt, of which 164 mt were grown on 60 ha of irrigated land and 75 mt on 100 ha of rainfed land as official estimates suggest. Mashhad may offer the perfect ecological conditions and climatic diversity for cum

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