EarthSpice Cumin is a spice made from the dried seed of a plant known as Cuminum cyminum, which is a member of the parsley family.
EarthSpice cumin powder is made from cumin seeds, both taste different when added to a dish. Cumin seeds burst into flavor when one seed comes into your mouth while the ground cumin mingles well with the base of the dish and becomes a part of the overall taste profile.
The shelf life of cumin seed is at least a year while ground cumin loses its potency in under a month. Store it in an airtight container in a cool and dry place away from the sunlight for up to 1 month or refrigerate for upto 6 months. Use as desired.
EarthSpice Cumin seeds has a penetrating musty, earthy flavour. It’s a cooling spice. In the middle ages, cumin was believed to keep lovers faithful and chicken from straying.
More recently, cumin has become popular because of its use in Mexican cooking. Roasted very briefly on low fire (for only a minute) on a tawa (girdle) and then ground into powder helps release its flavour more fully. Cumin is considered a digestive.