This wild cumin is hand-picked by foragers in the Hindu Kush mountains of Afghanistan. They are tiny, oblong and black with long stems. Botanically distinct from common cumin (Cuminum cyminum), this wild mountain cumin is renowned in Afghanistan and throughout central and south Asia for its delicious flavor as well as its medicinal properties. It has a savory, penetrating aroma and bright, umami flavor evocative of grilled meats and sweet caramelized onions.
Tasting Notes: Grilled Onion, Dried Apricots, Mountain Air
Cooking: Toast whole seeds in oil to start stir-fries, soups or curries. Add to your rub for meats or vegetables before roasting or grilling. Create a DIY curry powder or garam masala.
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