Many times when our customers enter our spice factory, the smell of cumin bring back memories of the scent of foreign spice markets, because this scent is striking, penetrating, unforgettable.
It is commonly used in both Far Eastern and Latin American cuisine. Cumin is the ingredient of many spice mixes, the most importantly it is the basic ingredient of curry powders and various masalas.
When roasted dry, its aroma will be more intense and tastier, but it is definitely used only in small quantities, because its strong aroma can suppress the taste of other spices.
It is worth to mention its health benefits: it is used to make tea, amplified with fennel, to ease infants' colic, but it also has an antispasmodic and sedative effect to treat other spasmodic conditions.
Store in a cool, dry place, away from sunlight.