Cumin, Ground

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!

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What Is Ground Cumin?

Ground Cumin comes from the dried seed of the Cuminum Cyminum plant. This plant is a part of the parsley family and originates from Western Asia, where it has been grown for centuries.

Cumin has a distinct warm, earthy and nutty flavor; its aroma is its true gift in regards to its use case. This unique, earthy aroma it gives offers many versatile ways to incorporate it into your cooking.

Cumin has been used by many different cuisines over the years. Known most popularly as an ingredient in Indian curries, cumin is a star of the show when used in the classic Indian dish. In the Middle East they use it within marinades and other meat applications, along with hummus and in Mexican cuisine, you can find it anywhere from fajitas to salsas.

How Ground Cumin Can Be Used

Our Ground Cumin product offers cumin in a powdery state for ease of inclusion and cooking.

Cumin offers a very strong flavor and should be used sparingly, otherwise it can take over a dish very quickly. Cumin is often used in infused oils to offer better cooking mediums and finishing oils. Toasting Ground Cumin lightly in a pan with oil really brings out the nutty aspect as well and can offer an amazing layer of flavor.

The History of Cumin

The use of Cumin dates back thousands of years. There are even two mentions of the spice in the bible. Ancient Egyptians used it as a recipe in the mummification process as well.

It is known to have many positive health benefits due to the antioxidants present in the seed as well, but for our purposes, many cuisines and long held recipes include cumin and its wonderful taste.

Cumin now brings to the international culinary landscape representation of different cultures and cuisines. Chutneys, chilis, couscous and sausages are just some of the recipes that claim cumin as a supporting actor. Diving into cumin related recipes alone would be enough fun for any inspired and curious cook.

Looking for Ground Cumin flavor inspiration? Try our Pumpkin Spice Turkey Chili recipe or Easy Enchilada Sauce.

The Spiceology Ground Cumin

Our Ground Cumin is ground and sealed in order to preserve the aroma and flavor of this ancient spice. Our Cumin can be added into almost anything and should be experimented with when possible.

Whether you are cooking Indian, Persian, Mexican or Southern Cuisine cumin is needed, be sure to have some in your pantry and be ready for some delicious dishes to come your way.