All About Cumin

All About Cumin

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All About Cumin

Cuminum cyminum
Plant Family: Apiaceae
Origin: East Mediteranian to South Asia

- A member of the parsley family.
-They resemble the seeds of other members of the parsley family such as caraway, dill, and of course parsley.
-The main producer and consumer of cumin is India.

- Cumin is used mainly in recipes that are highly spiced. It features in Indian, Eastern, Middle Eastern, Mexican, Portuguese and Spanish cookery. 
- It is an ingredient of most curry powders and many savoury spice mixtures. 
- It is used in stews, grill rubs, and goes especially well with lamb and chicken. 
- It adds a little something special to plain rice, and beans. 

- The seeds should be lightly roasted before being used whole or ground to bring out the aroma. 
-Pairings: caraway, cardamom, coriander, fennel

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