The seeds hail from the cumin plant which is native to the Irano-Turanian region. These seeds are usually contained within a fruit but are extracted for use. The seeds are small, elliptical or crescent shaped seeds that produce a flavour that is like a bright, earthy heat that is almost reminiscent of dried lemon peel.
Cumin can be used to create spiced meads or spiced liqueurs when used in relatively small quantities.
Cumin is most commonly used in different quisines, most notably in Southern Asian quisine as a spice and in Mexican style dishes as part of a chilli powder.
Traditionally it has also been used in India as a part of a decoction due to its believed medicinal purposes.
Additional information (If applicable)
In a 100-g reference amount, cumin seeds provide high amounts of the Daily Value for fat (especially monounsaturated fat), protein, and dietary fiber. B vitamins, vitamin E, and several dietary minerals, especially iron, magnesium, and manganese.
Though Cumin has traditionally been used for medicinal purposes, tradition and science often don’t align and it is recommended that you consult with your doctor before any intended medical use.
Keep packet sealed/closed tightly after opening, keep in a cool, dry place and away from pests.
§ Shelf life
These are dried ingredients and should not spoil in any reasonable time frame provided storage conditions are met, however some flavour and viability may be lost over long periods (Several months) of storage.
Cumin Seed Whole (100g)
- Product Code: Botanicals
- Availability: In Stock
- Ex Tax: R35.50