An essential ingredient in curry and masala mixtures. Strongly aromatic, spicy and slightly bitter in taste.
Cumin is a member of the parsley family. It comes mostly from Iran and India, though it is native to the shores of the Mediterranean Sea and Egypt. It is actually grown in many places, since it is rather easy to grow and adapts well to a variety of climates. Cumin has a distinctive, slightly bitter yet warm flavour.