With its potent, unique flavor, Cumin is a crucial ingredient in many kinds of global cuisine. Ground cumin has an amazing flavor that enhances earthy dishes like roasted vegetables, braised onions and braised cabbage. The somewhat bitter, aromatic flavor is crucial to good chili. Nearly all Mexican bean and meat recipes call for generous amounts of cumin (called "comino" in Mexican recipes), as do foods of various other Latin American countries. Add a teaspoon or two of ground cumin spice to your next batch of guacamole - you won’t be disappointed.