Cumin has a potent, unique and somewhat bitter flavor that is essential in Indian curries as well as good chili. It is often roasted before grinding, giving it a nutty, toasted flavor. Nearly all Mexican bean and meat dishes call for generous amounts of cumin (“comino” in Spanish), as do recipes from other Latin American countries. Many Dutch and Swiss cheese makers use cumin seeds to give their cheeses a distinct flavor, while European bakers often use it in their bread. We also offer our conventionally grown cumin, which has a warmer and less grassy flavor than our organic cumin.