Cumin has a warm, earthy flavor that's nutty with hints of pepper. It's often found in Mexican, Middle Eastern, and Indian cuisines. Cumin seeds can be added to hot oil to infuse it with flavor, with more flavor being brought out when they're lightly toasted. They can also be chewed as a digestive aid and are commonly seen at Indian restaurants for this purpose. To make ground cumin with a more intense flavor than you'd find in the grocery store, lightly toast the seeds in a dry pan before grinding them. If you love cumin, you've got to give this a try!