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Ground Cumin Seeds

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Ground Cumin Seeds is one of the most used spices in the world, right alongside salt & pepper and chiles. Ground cumin powder is a pantry staple, and a key ingredient in most curry recipes and blends of chili powder. Use cumin powder when making tacos or fajitas, or add to soups and stews.

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Ground Cumin Seeds Q&A

What is cumin?

Cumin is a spice made from the seeds of the Cuminum cyminum plant.

What are the uses of cumin?

Cumin is a seed that is used often in cuisines across the Mediterranean, Middle East, Africa, India, and South and Central America.

What is cumin good with?

Cumin powder tastes good as a seasoning on most meats and vegetables. It's a commonly used seasoning in curry recipes and Latin American cuisine.

What is a substitute for cumin?

Coriander is a comparable substitute for cumin because of its similar flavor profile. Turmeric also has an earthy quality that can add some of the same flavor.

Cooking With Cumin

Cumin is one of the most consumed spices right after chiles and peppercorns and is a key ingredient in many curry and chili powders. The strong, earthy, slightly spicy flavor of cumin is available either freshly ground or as whole seeds. Use whole seeds in sausages, pickles, sauerkraut, soups and breads. At most good French restaurants, mild cheeses are served with a little dish of cumin seeds and pepper. Roasting cumin seeds will bring out their full aromatic flavor. Cumin, also known as comino, is native to the Nile valley in Egypt. It is now cultivated in other hot regions of India, the Mediterranean and Northern Africa. Currently, more than 50% of all cumin comes from India.

Other Names

Cuminum cyminum


Sweet Cumin


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