Made from Egyptian cumin seeds, ground cumin is an excellent substitute for whole seeds. Cumin seeds must be toasted to bring out the flavor, making the ground spice much more convenient.
Cumin is one of the most commonly used spices in the world. Originating in Egypt and the Levant, cumin spread with globalization, finding a place in local cuisines worldwide. Cumin is a potent spice, and mixes best with other strong flavors. Ground cumin does not need a long cooking time to release its flavor. In fact, the ground spice can be added at the table like salt and pepper, as is done in much of the Middle East. For more about the history of cumin, and for recipe ideas, visit the En-spice-lopedia!
- Comes in two sizes: 200 grams (16 oz jar) & 5 lbs (2.27 kg, food-grade sealed bag in box)
- Store in a dark, cool place to guarantee freshness
- Packed in a PET plastic container or food grade plastic bag, which are safe for use at home and in commercial kitchens
- Packaged in Victoria, BC, Canada