I'm learning about the spice cumin (Cuminum Cyminum) and I understand how it is naturally a golden brown color seed that tastes bitter with a hint of lemon and warmth.
I learned that black cumin (Nigella Sativa) is a different plant all together and has a black pepper and oregano taste.
What I can't figure out is the other two color cumins.
What is Green Cumin? Is this an unripe cumin seed picked early? I see it referenced in Iranian cooking but I haven't found out what plant this is. It seems like Persian cooking uses both black and green cumin frequently.
What is White Cumin? Is this a sun bleached cumin seed left out to lose its color? Does it have a milder taste than regular cumin or is this a different plant all together? I see White Cumin listed in Indian cooking.
If anyone knows what Green Cumin or White Cumin are and can cite the plants or any references to them I'd be much appreciative!