- Cumin is an essential spice in Mexican, Indian, African, and Asian cuisine. The spice also works well in a variety of rice dishes, stews, soups, breads, pickles and barbecue sauces. It is a typical ingredient in many spice blends, such as curry powder , It is best to be conservative when cooking with cumin as its flavor can easily overtake a dish.
- Cumin is used as dried seed and also as ground powder.
- Cumin, also known as comino, is native to the Nile valley in Egypt.
- It is now cultivated in other hot regions of India, the Mediterranean and Northern Africa. Currently, more than 50% of all cumin comes from India.