Cumin Seed ~ Certified Organic

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Cumin Seed ~ Certified Organic

“Cuminum cyminum”

Cumin is an aromatic spice with a distinctive bitter flavor and strong, warm aroma due to its high oil content.  The aromatic, somewhat bitter flavor is essential to good chili and is an indispensable ingredient in Indian, Cuban, Mexican, and Middle Eastern cuisine.

Cumin seeds are a strong spice that can be used in many dishes, including Curries, stews, soups, rice dishes, breads, pickles and barbecue sauce. Here are some tips for cooking with cumin seeds:
  • Add early
    When using whole cumin seeds, add them early in the recipe so they have time to soften and release their oils and flavor. For example, in curries, dahls, or stews, you can toast the seeds and add them at the beginning to slowly simmer into the sauce.
  • Be conservative
    Cumin’s flavor can easily overpower a dish, so it’s best to start with a small amount and add more to taste.
  • Pair with other flavors

    Cumin pairs well with many other flavors, such as carrots, turmeric, coriander, and garlic:

    • Jeera aloo: This simple, flavorful dish features cumin seeds along with potatoes, chilies, onions, garlic, turmeric, and red chili powder
    • Turmeric roasted cauliflower: When roasted with cumin, turmeric, garlic, coriander, and sea salt, cauliflower becomes warm, nutty, spicy, and slightly sweet
    • Roasted carrots with cumin: The crunchy cumin seeds cut through the sweetness of the carrots