Our Organic Whole Cumin Seeds pack a complex profile of nutty, earthy, and slightly peppery notes giving it a unique warming flavor. Thanks to these distinctive characteristics, and its culinary versatility, the seed had grown to become one of the most popularly used and recognized spices in the world today. The seeds themselves come from the naturally dried fruit of a flowering plant in the parsley family, and commonly used in both whole and ground form. Our premium cumin seeds are directly sourced and processed without chemicals to ensure maximum flavor and freshness.
The plant is believed to have originated in the Middle Eastern area, with its human usage dating back centuries. It's well documentation in both historic texts such as several mentions in the bible along with archaeological findings such as its use to mummify in ancient Egypt give us a good idea that this spice has been celebrated by humans for quite some time. Since then, the spice spread into Europe where it became a common table amendment among Romans, as well as India where it became a pivotal part of their traditional dishes such as garam masala. Later, the plant was brought to be cultivated in the Americas, completing its global culinary dominance, and securing it as a truly universal fusion flavor.
These all natural and gluten free cumin seeds boast a range of vitamins and minerals such as: iron, manganese, copper, calcium, vitamin B1, and phosphorus. They have also been long associated in traditional medicine as helping aid in digestion, and have more recently been looked at for containing potentially anti-carcinogenic properties.
Using at Home
Whole cumin seeds can be used to deliciously impart a welcomed range of unique flavors in a variety of dishes. In order to maximize their effectiveness, they should be lightly toasted in a dry pan on low heat don't let them smoke. Once toasted, the seeds can be used whole or ground immediately prior to usage to ensure maximized flavor and fragrance. The spice is commonly found in a variety of Indian dishes such as curries, and blends particularly well with Mediterranean flavors such as baba ghanoush and hummus. Really, though, the unique nutty-pepper like aromas and tastes are extremely versatile and can be used to add layers of deliciousness to all types of savory dishes both vegetable and meat based. You can also try boiling and steeping the seeds to create a uniquely satisfying tea!
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All of our methods, are completely compatible with the full USDA Organic standard, while managing to meet - or surpass - strict FDA regulated safety standards. Our key technologies include: Steam Treated Spice, Steam Treated Spices.