Cumin seed is harvested from a flowering plant in the caraway family that is native to India and the Mediterranean. Cumin has an ancient history, evidenced by its mention in the writings of Hippocrates and its reference in the Bible as a tithing herb, along with mint and anise. Today, cumin seed and powdered cumin is a staple in African, Mediterranean, Indian and Asian cuisines. Like caraway, cumin seed can also be used in baking and to make a mild tea.
Cumin Seed Powder, 1/4lb
Powdered cumin seed is widely used in Latin American, African, Asian and Mediterranean cooking. In fact, in some parts of the world it rarely sees the inside of a spice cabinet. In Morocco, for instance, it's as common to see cumin kept on the table as it salt and pepper in the west.
Add powdered cumin to soups, baked goods, curries, chili and rice and bean dishes.