Cumin

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ORIGIN

Cumin, a herbaceous plant often called ‘Moroccan cumin’ or ‘white cumin’, originates from Eastern and Mediterranean countries.

Cumin seeds are often confused with caraway seeds, more commonly called ‘Persian cumin’. Taste-wise, cumin is often compared to anise because of the very aromatic flavour of its seeds, earning it the nickname ‘false anise’.

It belongs to the Apiaceae family and its scientific name is Cuminum Cyminum.

Cumin has been used since the time of the Pharaohs: cumin seeds were found in many tombs. Cumin seeds are also mentioned in the Bible. The Ancient Romans used cumin in bread dough and it was regularly used in the Middle Ages to season soups as well as fish- and poultry-based dishes.

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CULTIVATION METHOD

Cumin grows in poor and shallow soils. The herbaceous plant, measuring from 25 to 60cm, needs exposure to sunlight and thrives in tropical climates. Ovoid in shape, cumin seeds are between 4 and 7mm in diameter.

Blooming takes place from July to August and cumin is usually harvested in September and October. Cumin seeds are ready to be harvested when brown and greyish with a subtle and delicate aroma.

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HOW TO USE IT WHEN COOKING

Cumin seeds, ground cumin and cumin powder are very popular in North African and Middle Eastern cuisines.

Cumin is a key ingredient in lamb, couscous, pumpkin soup, vegetables and grated or cooked carrots. Ground cumin or cumin powder is used in India as one of the ingredients of curry.

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Products

Find our ranges of products under different packaging, as well as our points of sale. Whole or ground, you will find the right product for your use.

Whole cumin

Produit Spigol
Flacon de 32 g


It is a key ingredient in lamb, couscous, pumpkin soup, vegetables and grated or cooked carrots. Smoky taste.

Very popular spice in North African and Middle Eastern cuisine.

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Whole cumin

Produit Spigol
Sachet de 60g


Our packets are convenient; they are resealable, enabling excellent preservation of the product and its quality.

It is a key ingredient in lamb, couscous, pumpkin soup, vegetables and grated or cooked carrots. Smoky taste.

Very popular spice in North African and Middle Eastern cuisine.

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Ground cumin

Produit Spigol
Flacon de 45g


It is a key ingredient in lamb, couscous, pumpkin soup, vegetables and grated or cooked carrots. Smoky taste.

Very popular spice in North African and Middle Eastern cuisine.

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Ground cumin

Produit Spigol
Sachet de 90g


Our packets are convenient; they are resealable, enabling excellent preservation of the product and its quality.

It is a key ingredient in lamb, couscous, pumpkin soup, vegetables and grated or cooked carrots. Smoky taste.

Very popular spice in North African and Middle Eastern cuisine.

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Whole cumin



Our product is whole and is used mainly for slow-cooked dishes with a long infusion time. The packaging has a double flap lid for ease of use.

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Ground cumin



Our product is ground and used mainly for dishes with a short cooking and infusion time. The product is packaged in a small pot, enabling excellent preservation of the product and its quality.

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Whole cumin



Our product is ground and used mainly for dishes with a short cooking and infusion time. It is sold in a packet, enabling excellent preservation of the product and its quality.

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Ground cumin



Our product is ground and used mainly for dishes with a short cooking and infusion time. It is sold in a packet, enabling excellent preservation of the product and its quality.

Where to find this product ?

Ground cumin



Our product is ground and used mainly for dishes with a short cooking and infusion time. The product is packaged in a pot with a double flap lid for ease of use.

Where to find this product ?

The recipes

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