Cumin
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Cumin is strong, pungent and slightly Bitter.

Cumin is small and slender in size and green in color.

Ancient Greeks and Romans would use Cumin cosmetically to create a pale complexion.

Season

Fresh Cumin is best in the Summer.

Availability

Cumin is available all year long.

Culinary Uses

The part of the plant that we use in food is called the inflorescence. This is actually the flowering part of the plant on which the flowers are arrayed in the stem-like spikes. In this case, they are taken from the plant just before they are fully ripe. Cumin is used in a similar fashion to Caraway. It is very popular in Sausage Making, flavoring SauerkrautBread, and in Curry Powders and Chili Powder.

Portion Size

Allow 1/2-1 t of Cumin per recipe.

Substitutes

Coriander, Caraway Seeds

Nutritional Value USDA
CUMIN SEED
Amount Per 100g
Calories 375
%Daily Value*
 
33%
Total Fat 22g
0%
Saturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 14g
0%
Cholesterol 0mg
7%
Sodium 168mg
38%
Potassium 1788mg
14%
Total Carbohydrate 44g
40%
Dietary Fiber 10g
Sugars 2g
Protein 17g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Gluten Free

Yes

Low Fat

Yes

Low Calorie

Yes