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 the Oriental cuisine.
What is Cumin?
Cumin, Cuminum cyminum, is a spice, and widespread in oriental cookery. The spice is the seeds of a little, 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 even find it in spice blends such as Garam Masala, Ras el Hanout, Churrasco, and Masala.
In Germany we use cumin, by example, to prepare sauerkraut and sausages, in Holland, they season cheese with it. This spice relishes strong 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, and is slightly curved, light to dark brown and has five furrows. Besides, the cumin smells of fennel - aniseed.
Ground cumin is ideal for dosing in soups or sauces. It fits perfectly with other spices and herbs. Try it quietly with oregano, turmeric, ginger, chili, pepper, nutmeg, star anise.
Storage of spices
Please fill all your spices in glasses. Store them protected from sunlight in a dark and cold place.