Organic Cumin Seed

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Cumin Seed

Botanical Name: Cuminum cyminum

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Product Name   Size Origin SKU Price Qty
Organic Cumin Seed 1 lb India 209820-01
Organic Cumin Seed Jar 1.85 oz India 250115
Organic Cumin Seed Pouch 2 oz India 209820-03
Organic Cumin Seed Powder 1 lb India 209820-51
Organic Cumin Seed Powder Jar 2.04 oz India 250110
Organic Cumin Seed Powder Pouch 2.75 oz India 209820-53
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Cumin Seed At Starwest Botanicals

Cumin Seeds come from the herb known by the Latin name of Cuminum cyminum which grows native from the Mediterranean all the way to India. We offer this spice in both whole and powdered forms, as well as organic and kosher styles. Cumin Seed is probably best known as an ingredient used in a variety of Mexican recipes.

Roasts can be spiced with Cumin Seed. It can be combined with fruit and sweet-flavored root vegetables and used to season a pork or beef roast. Chili typically uses cumin spice to flavor the beans and meat. To add a spicy accent to hot dishes that feature chili peppers, you can mix Cumin Seed powder with sour cream to use as a garnish on hot food. The sour cream, or any dairy product, will subdue the heat of the chili peppers if they begin to burn your tongue and makes eating the dish more enjoyable.

Salads get a flavor boost with the addition of Cumin Seed powder. You can make a salad that features corn, beans, cheese, and add some chicken to it, then pour over it an oil and vinegar dressing that has cumin added.

If you like to barbecue, you will certainly want to keep a spice rub on hand for flavoring meats for the grill. You can make a wonderful spice rub using cumin, onion and garlic powders, paprika, garlic and other seasonings that you like, and use it to rub into chicken or pork meat.

Rice and bean dishes can be seasoned with whole Cumin Seed. To turn it into a vegetarian main dish, beans may be added. Black beans are particularly flavorful. Dried pinto beans can be purchased in bulk and cooked very inexpensively in a slow cooker, and seasoned with cumin to make wonderful refried beans. Whole spice seeds can be quickly toasted in a warm fry pan over low heat, which helps to release the flavor and aroma in the seeds.

Organic Cumin Seed from Starwest Botanicals has been certified organic by Quality Assurance International, meeting USDA and National Organic Program criteria.

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Cumin Seed Whole

I am very pleased with this product. The cumin seeds have a fresh scent and taste good. I use this product in my tea along with whole fennel seeds and coriander seeds which I also purchased from Starwest Botanicals.

by diane on October 12, 2016

Product: Organic Cumin Seed

Outstanding product and service

I am enjoying this cumin tremendously. I have found all the spices I've tried so far to be very fresh and high quality. Before finding Starwest Botanicals, I searched extensively for gluten-free spices, as I'm extremely sensitive to even tiny amounts from cross-contamination. Several other companies were unable to provide any assurances that their products are gluten-free, having been processed on shared equipment with gluten-containing products. Starwest Customer Service has been outstanding in responding in a thorough and timely manner to my questions about their products.

by Grateful Gluten-Free Customer on February 16, 2016

Product: Organic Cumin Seed Powder Pouch

excellent organic cumin

i use this product 1:1 with the organic chili powder and 1/4 portion of black pepper to make an excellent enchilada sauce mix, and i also use it in just about everything in my kitchen.

by fathered on December 7, 2015

Product: Organic Cumin Seed Powder


this cumin is used in my mix and it's delicious

by beck on June 24, 2015

Product: Organic Cumin Seed Powder


Asked to review I am. Im satisfied. How I know this is organic I cant say. The weigh was right. The packaging was very good. The taste was good.

by Jake on February 2, 2015

Product: Organic Cumin Seed Powder

This Cumin is King

Wonderful flavor and taste! Much nicer that cumin I have bought from other spice retailers. And it's organic - who could ask for more?

by Anna N on January 5, 2015

Product: Organic Cumin Seed Powder Pouch

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