Cumin powder- Jeera ground - oriental spice

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  • Description

  • Cumin - also known as caraway - has a spicy-sweet aroma.
  • Slightly bitter, somewhat sharp in taste.
  • It flavors sauerkraut, Dutch cheese, and Oriental cuisine.

Cumin ground - Jeera powder

Cumin ground- Jeera has a spicy-sweet fragrance and a slightly bitter & spicy taste. You may use it to savor sauerkraut, cheese from Holland, and Oriental cuisine.

What is Cumin?

Cumin, Cuminum cyminum, is a spice and widespread in oriental cuisine. The herb is the seeds of a minor, one-year-old herbaceous plant from the umbel family.

How does ground cumin taste, and what can I use it for?

The scent of the cumin ground is strong with spicy-sweet notes. Furthermore, one can describe its taste as slightly bitter and sharp. As already mentioned, it is a popular spice and an integral part of different country cuisines, especially in those that season their food vigorously, for example, in North Africa, the Middle East, or India.

Cumin is compatible with many other spices, and therefore an ingredient in almost all curry powders. You find it in spice blends such as Garam Masala, Ras el Hanout, Churrasco, and Masala sweet.

In Germany, we use cumin, for example, to prepare sauerkraut and sausages; in Holland, they season cheese with it. This spice relishes healthy dishes such as lamb, chili con carne, vegetables, and lentil dishes.

What does cumin look like? How does it differ from caraway?

The cumin seeds are elongated, brown-yellow, and have nine grooves. Not to be confused with the caraway we know. The cumin comes from another plant, is slightly curved, light to dark brown, and has five furrows. Besides, the cumin smells of fennel-aniseed.

Extra tip

Ground cumin is ideal for dosing in soups or sauces. It fits perfectly with other spices and herbs. Try it with Coriander, oregano, hot paprika powder, mustard powder, garlic, turmeric, ginger, chili, fennel, nutmeg,  curry leaves, thyme, pepper, cinnamon powder Ceylon, ajwain, fenugreek, cardamom.

Storage of spices

Would you please fill all your spices in glasses? Store them protected from sunlight in a dark and cold place.

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