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Cumin seeds

What are cumin seeds? About the ingredient cumin seeds. Including 505 recipes with cumin seeds, nutrition data, photos, and where to find it.

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Cumin is the second most popular spice in the world after black pepper.

Cumin can be found in some Dutch cheeses such as Leyden cheese, and in some traditional breads from France. It is commonly used in traditional Brazilian cuisine. Cumin can be an ingredient in chili powder (often Texan or Mexican-style), and is found in achiote blends, adobos, sofrito, garam masala, curry powder, and bahaarat.

Cumin can be used ground or as whole seeds. Cumin was also used heavily in ancient Roman cuisine. It helps to add an earthy and warming feeling to cooking, making it a staple in certain stews and soups, as well as curries and chilli.

Although cumin seeds contain a relatively large percentage amount of iron, extremely large quantities of cumin would need to be consumed for it to serve as a significant dietary source.

 

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Badia Cumin Seed Whole, 16 Ounce

Badia Cumin Seed Whole, 16 Ounce

by Badia

Kosher Gluten free Used in Caribbean, Mexican, Oriental and Indian

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Naturevibe Botanicals Whole Cumin Seeds 1lb | Cuminum cyminum L. | Raw, Gluten-Free & Non-GMO | Adds Flavor and Taste.

Naturevibe Botanicals Whole Cumin Seeds 1lb | Cuminum cyminum L. | Raw, Gluten-Free & Non-GMO | Adds Flavor and Taste.

by Naturevibe Botanicals

Cumin is a spice made from the seeds of the Cuminum cyminum plant. Many dishes use cumin, especially foods from its native regions of the Mediterranean and Southwest Asia. Cumin seeds are now integral in folk medicine across Northern Europe to the Mediterranean regions, Russia, Indonesia, Iran, and North America. Tempering or seasoning a dish takes it to another level. Cumin is a common and well-known ingredient used in tempering. Cumin lends its distinctive flavor to chili, tamales and various Indian curries. Its flavor has been described as earthy, nutty, spicy and warm. Cumin seeds ground is naturally rich in iron. Many people around the world don't get enough iron. Cumin is very dense in iron, providing almost 20% of your daily iron in one teaspoon.

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Jiva Organic Cumin Seeds Whole 1 Pound Jar

Jiva Organic Cumin Seeds Whole 1 Pound Jar

by Jiva Organics

Ridiculously good quality certified USDA organic whole cumin seeds High Purity, Intense Aroma, and Great taste NO salt, NO MSG, NO GMO, NO Ethylene Oxide (ETO) treatment, NON-Irradiated All Natural, No Artificial Colors, Flavors or Preservatives Value Sized 1 Pound Jar!

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Cumin Seeds (Jeera Whole) 7oz by Spicy World

Cumin Seeds (Jeera Whole) 7oz by Spicy World

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Starwest Botanicals Organic Cumin Seed, 1-pound Bag

Starwest Botanicals Organic Cumin Seed, 1-pound Bag

by Starwest Botanicals

Latin/Botanical Name - Cuminum cyminum Certified Organic by QAI - In accordance with the USDA National Organic Program Guidelines Kosher Certified

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Jiva Organics Usda Organic Whole Cumin Seeds, 7 Oz

Jiva Organics Usda Organic Whole Cumin Seeds, 7 Oz

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Ridiculously Good quality Certified USDA Organic whole cumin seeds High purity, intense aroma, and great taste No Salt, no MSG, no GMO, no ethylene oxide (ETO) treatment, Non-Irradiated All Natural, No artificial colors, flavors or preservatives Packed in a resealable bag and then completely sealed to preserve aroma, purity and to avoid any contamination Packed in a resalable bag and then completely sealed to preserve aroma, purity and to avoid any contamination

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Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 tbsp, whole (6g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 22Calories from Fat 12
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 1.3g 2%
Saturated Fat 0.1g 0%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 10mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 2.7g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Sugars 0.1
Protein 1.1g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 6% Iron 22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Cumin seeds are usually found in the spices section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Cumin seeds are a member of the Spices and Herbs USDA nutritional food group.

How much do cumin seeds weigh?

measure grams
1 tbsp, whole 6
1 tsp, whole 2

In Chinese:小茴香种子
British (UK) term: Cumin seeds
en français:graines de cumin
en español:semillas de comino

Recipes using cumin seeds

There are 513 recipes that contain this ingredient.

Abilene Texas Chili
Aloo Ko Achar (Potato Salad)
Aloo Mathar Paratha  (Sides)
Always Loved Vegetarian Chili
Amazing Cincinnati Chili
Ananda's Palak Paneer
Arizona Skillet Dinner
Aromatic Cabbage
Asparagus and Tofu with Indian Spices
Bean Veggie Burgers with Mexican Spicy Guacamole
Beet Greens with Indian Spices
Berbere

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References

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