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Cumin

Cumin

General Description: Cumin is the seed of the plant (Cuminum cyminum) which is in the parsley family. It is generally used in the ground form and has a warm but distinctive flavor and aroma.

Uses: Cumin is known for its use in Indian and Mexican cuisine. It is used to make curry, enchiladas, tacos, and other Middle-eastern, Indian, Cuban and Mexican-style foods.

History: Cumin was used by ancient Greece and Rome. It fell out of favour in Europe except for Spain in the middle ages. It was introduced to the Americas by Spanish colonists. It is now cultivated in Morocco, Egypt, India, Syria, Mexico, and Chile.

Origin: Cumin is native to Iran and the Mediteranean region

Shelf Life: 2-3 Years