Product Description

There aren’t many spices as integral to a culture’s cuisine as cumin is to India’s. A spice with a palatable sweetness to it, cumin is warm and earthy with bitter undertones. It’s especially aromatic when added to oil and broth, giving the mixture a heady smell and a shocking colour. Organic cumin isn’t restricted to Indian cooking: it’s found in recipes worldwide and is a common ingredient in Mexican staples (especially rice-based dishes). The versatility of organic cumin makes it easy to throw into a meal when you’re not quite sure what to add. You can even vary whether you use whole cumin for an extra kick, or ground cumin to mix into a smooth spice blend. Simply throw a dash (or five) of cumin into whatever you’re cooking, let it simmer, and then tell everyone how your cooking is exotic and cultured and other buzzwords that imply you didn’t know what you were doing 30 minutes prior. We promise they’ll be impressed.

How to use organic cumin?

Organic cumin can be cooked, consumed, and used aesthetically. Like most spices, cumin’s uses are dependant on the form it comes in. 

 

Application: food

While organic cumin is undeniably a versatile spice, it’s best used in savoury dishes. A staple in curry and other spice blends, cumin is one of the key ingredients in many Asian recipes. Although organic cumin powder is the easiest form of the spice to use, the seeds can be toasted and used whole. Novice chefs can blend cumin with curry powder and black pepper to create a delicious, complex-tasting spice rub perfect for pot roasts and homemade fries. 

 

Application: other

It’s not just its culinary applications that make organic cumin versatile. You can raid your spice rack for a change in fashion, too. That’s right - cumin can be used as a natural clothing dye. When put in boiling water, cumin will release its colour properties and colour your chosen fabric. (If you’re interested in using spices for fashion purposes, organic turmeric is another great choice!) You can also mix cumin with sugar to create a natural exfoliating scrub.

 

Ingredients

100% Organic Cumin

 

Country of origin

Cumin is a native resident of Egypt and the Mediterranean.  Its easy-to-grow, easy-to-eat nature has taken cumin around the globe, making it one of the world’s most ubiquitous spices. It thrives in warm and cold climates and can usually survive even a poor gardener’s care. Today, organic cumin is also cultivated throughout the Middle East and South Asia. 

 

Storage / Packaging

Organic cumin should be sealed at ambient temperature. The container should be kept in a dry area - and kept out of direct sunlight. When stored correctly in its original box, our dried cumin has a shelf life of 1.5 years from its packaging date. 

 

Although it’s true that all spices will eventually lose their flavour over time, our packaging works to stretch every tasty second of organic cumin’s shelf life. Made out of biodegradable, compostable bags designed to lock in every morsel of flavour, you can rest easy knowing that your ingredients will always taste right. Plus, you can feel great about doing something good for the environment! That certainly deserves a second helping of mango cumin macarons...

 

Complimentary Spices

Organic cumin is an easy spice to pair. It’s a staple in many rubs and spice blends, playing nicely without taking over. Instead, organic cumin is there for its companions, bringing out the best in its spicy fellows and helping everyone to shine. Some of its favourite friends include:

  • Chilli
  • Cinnamon
  • Coriander
  • Cardamom
  • Cocoa
  • Cloves
  • Ginger
  • Nutmeg
  • Turmeric
  • Vanilla

Organic Cumin Health Benefits

Organic cumin has been found in archeological excavations dating back over 4,000 years. Known to help with the body’s internal overall functioning by promoting general wellbeing, incorporating organic cumin into your everyday diet is a great way to keep your body running smoothly. (Don’t worry, we won’t actually make you run.) Here are some of the ways cumin can help you to make up for some of your more questionable habits.

  • Organic cumin is chock full of antioxidants, which can help protect you from things like heart disease, cancer, and other health issues influenced by free radicals. 
  • It’s also thought to be great for your digestion and can help to treat issues like diarrhea and IBS.
  • Cumin is likely to promote weight loss and help lower cholesterol.
  • In addition to physical health, organic cumin may boost memory and increase brain functionality.

The buck doesn’t stop there! Organic cumin is still being investigated for its effectiveness in a variety of other areas of medicine. Many exciting new findings have indicated that organic cumin’s medicinal properties are extensive.

While organic cumin’s health benefits have been clearly established, it should be noted that it isn’t a replacement for modern medicine. Please make sure to seek professional medical advice from a qualified doctor or other healthcare professionals when looking to treat specific medical ailments.

SKU 01CUMI_parentW
Alternative Names Cuminum Cyminum
Brand Bhodro

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