Indian Cumin Seed, Whole Or Ground
Cumin is a crucial ingredient in several world cuisines. It has a unique and potent flavor crucial to Indian curries, where it's often roasted before grinding to impart a toasted, nutty flavor. The aromatic, somewhat bitter, taste is essential to good chili. Virtually all Mexican meat or bean dishes contain a generous amount of cumin (called "comino" in Mexican recipes) as do foods from many other Latin American countries. Swiss and Dutch countries use cumin seed to flavor certain cheeses, while various European countries flavor breads with cumin.
Ground cumin can be used to enhance any earthy dish such as roasted root vegetables or braised onions or cabbage, or use a scattering of freshly toasted seeds as a garnish on squash or carrot soup.