Cumin adds a distinctive warm earthy flavour and aroma to a wide variety of savoury dishes from around the world.
Cumin is an essential spice and is the dried seed of the herb Cuminum cyminum, which is a relative of the parsley family. Almost three quarters of the world’s supply of cumin comes from the main producer, India, which is one of the places where we source our whole cumin seeds. In the last few years, cumin has been the source of several product recalls by the food standards agency where unscrupulous suppliers have adulterated or bulked out the ground variety of the product. At Country Range, our supplier only imports whole cumin seeds into the UK, tests them, treats them and packs them whole or will grind them to make ground cumin, thereby ensuring there is no risk of contamination or adulteration. Cumin features prominently in Indian cooking and is an essential component of many curries dishes and the Indian spice mixture garam masala. It is also a regular in many spicy Mexican dishes such as chilli con carne and is frequently included in Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and certain Chinese cuisines.Click here for the recipe for this tasty Indonesian Nasi Goreng dish.