Cumin Cuminum cyminum
Origin Near East, Far East, and Egypt
Part Used Seeds
Sometimes known as Cumino, throughout the world cumin is second in popularity only to black pepper. A small dried fruit, oblong in shape and resembles caraway seed from a small or dwarf plant, cumin is one of the chief ingredients in Chili and Curry Powder, due to its spicy flavor which tend to dominate food. It is widely used in Mexican, Indian, and North African dishes. Roasting the seeds prior use will bring out more of its characteristic flavor.
Available whole seed and ground