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 great toasted and add crunch to tortillas, soups, salads, salsas, and more.
Spice Fun Fact: Cumin seeds date back to the second millennium BC where ancient Egyptians used them not only as a spice but also in the mummification process.