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SPICE Spotlight: Cumin

Posted on March 16, 2017 at 6:00 PM

Name Origin: Cumin has several different possible name origins, many coming from Arabic words due to the spice's history in Persia. The oldest reference relates to the Sumarian word gamun. We have more on the history of cumin.



Ground Cumin Tin

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Whole Cumin Seed Tin

Used throughout the world, cumin has a distinctive flavor and aroma. Essential to Indian, Southwestern, Cuban, Middle-Eastern and Mexican cuisine.

Favorite dishes using Cumin: Enchiladas, Fajitas, Chile Con Carne, Vegetarian Chile, Lamb Couscous, Hummus, Cuban Roast Pork, Chicken Biriyani, Lentil Soup.

Whole Cumin Seed is best when used within a year.

Ground Cumin should keep it's peak flavor for about six months.

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