Member of the parsley family, similar to dill, is an ingredient of curry powder. Flavor resembles caraway but is hotter and distinctive. Combines well with turmeric and coconut oil in stir fries. Used for its dried seed in Indian and Mexican cuisine. Cumin is an aromatic, astringent herb that benefits the digestive system and acts as a stimulant to the sexual organs. It has been used in the treatment of minor digestive complaints, chest conditions and coughs. Tags: Specialty: Drought Tolerant, Specialty: Heat Resistant.
Originated in ancient Syria and Egypt dating back to 2000 BC. Cumin seed was once widely used as a food flavoring in Europe, the Romans ground it into a powder and used it like pepper. Introduced to the Americas by Spanish and Portuguese colonists. The most popular types of cumin are black and green seeds. Delicious cumin recipes