Ground Cumin is from the seed of a dried fruit of a flowering plant. It is distinctive for its flavor and aroma. Can be found in many cuisines like cheese, breads, curry, chili powder, stews, soups and more.
Cumin (also spelled Cummin), small, slender annual herb of the family Apiaceae. With finely dissected leaves and white or rose-colored flowers. Native to the Mediterranean region. Cumin is from India, China, and Mexico grown for its fruits, called seeds. It is cooked to flavor a variety of foods. Cumin seeds are actually fruits. They are thin, yellowish brown, elongated ovals about 0.25 inch long with five prominent longitudinal dorsal ridges.
An essential ingredient in many mixed spices, chutneys, and chili and curry powders. Cumin seeds are especially popular in Asian, North African, and Latin American cuisines. Their distinctive aroma is heavy and strong; their taste warm and reminiscent of caraway. At one time cumin seeds was widely a home medicinal. Their medicinal use today is chiefly veterinary.
The seeds contain between 2.5 and 4.5 percent essential oil. The principal component of which is cumaldehyde. The oil is in perfumes, for flavoring a variety of liquors, and for medicinal purposes.
Ground Cumin is available in 50 lb bulk bag, 25 lb bulk bag, 15 lb bag, 10 lb bag, 5 lb. Jug, 16 oz., 8 oz., and 3 oz. sizes.
Also Known As: Cummin, Sweet Cumin or Cumin Powder
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