Cumin is a traditional spice originating from the Middle East. The slender brown cumin seeds have a lingering aroma that is pungent, earthy, and sweet with a hint of peppermint. Cumin is used extensively in Middle Eastern and Mexican style dishes; particularly curries and chutneys. Whole seeds are ground to a powder for use in most recipes.
Spice Fun Fact: The main producer and consumer of cumin is India. Cumin is the second most popular spice in the world, following black pepper.