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Cumin

 

Cumin (pronounced "come-in") is the pale green seed of Cuminum cyminum, a small herb in the parsley family. The seed is uniformly eliptical and deeply furrowed.

 

General

Cumin (pronounced "come-in") is the pale green seed of Cuminum cyminum, a small herb in the parsley family. The seed is uniformly eliptical and deeply furrowed.

Region Produced

Iran and India

Traditional Uses

Cumin is frequently used in Mexican dishes such as chili con carne and hot tamales as well as East Indian and Middle-eastern dishes.

Aroma/Taste

Cumin has a distinctive, slightly bitter yet warm flavor.

Storage

Store in cool, dark, dry places.

Ideas

For a change of pace, try ground Cumin added to tangy lime or lemon based marinades for chicken, turkey, lamb, and pork. Or, add Cumin to chili, spicy meat stews, barbecue marinades, and sauces.

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