Turkish Organic Cumin Seed, Whole Or Ground Seeds
Grown to organic standards in Turkey, these fragrant cumin seeds will impart a pungent, savory flavor anywhere they're used. We offer the whole seeds, which are often toasted before use in recipes, as well as ground cumin, which we grind fresh weekly here on our premises.
Cumin is just starting to be recognized in this country as an important spice -- the rest of the world is way ahead of us in this instance. Cumin has a unique and potent flavor crucial to Indian curries. It's often roasted before grinding, which imparts a toasted, nutty flavor. The aromatic, somewhat bitter, flavor 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.
We also offer conventially grown cumin, which has a warmer, less grassy flavor than our organic cumin.
Certified organic by Quality Assurance International, San Diego, CA