CUMIN, EXTRA FANCY - Kosher/Gluten Free

Extra Fancy Cumin
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CUMIN, EXTRA FANCY - Kosher/Gluten Free



The flavor of Cumin plays a large part in Indian, Mid Eastern, North African and Mexican cooking. Cumin is a seed from a low growing bush that grows to about one to two feet tall. The seeds are 1/8-1/4 inches long with a striped pattern and are brown in color. The seeds are boat-shaped, tapering at each end, with tiny stalks attached. Similar in looks to Caraway seeds, Cumin seeds are lighter and their flavor is strong, warm and slightly bitter. A great source of Iron, Cumin has been used medicinally as a diuretic, carminative, stimulant, astringent and antispasmodic. Ancient lore cited that Cumin kept chickens and lovers from wondering. Cumin is used in many ethnic cuisines and is a critical ingredient of chili powder. Also found in Achiote blends, garam masala, curry powder and baharat. Ground Cumin is stronger than whole seeds and is used mainly where highly spiced foods are preferred.

Ingredient Statement:

Cumin Seeds.

Heat with butter or olive oil and drizzle over cooked vegetables or potatoes. For a bit of a bite, add Cumin to your stir-fry or rice pilafs. Try Cumin in chile con carne, enchiladas, sausage, cheese, and chutneys. Toss some Cumin in to your favorite cornmeal muffin recipe or use as a pickling ingredient for cabbage and sauerkraut. Accent your fish dishes, stews, couscous, and vegetables.

Recommended Preparation Instructions:

Cumin is best when ground immediately prior to use. To grind, use a pepper mill, electric spice grinder, or mortar and pestle. Store Leftover Ground Cumin in an airtight glass jar.

Product Description

Cumin is the seed of a small annual herb. The plant grows to about one foot in height and has flowers which range in color from pale pink, to white, to lavender. Cumin is parchment colored, hard and angular in shape. Ground Cumin is a very easy way to add the mildly hot and sweet flavor of the Cumin seed to dishes. Cumin has long been grown in numerous regions of the world; including India, Egypt, Arabia, and the Mediterranean regions.


Color: Light brown, green and/or gray.

Flavor: Aromatic, nutty flavor.

Size: Approximately 3/16 inches long.


Moisture: N/A

Sulfites: N/A

Heat Level: N/A

Ingredient Statement:

Cumin Seeds.

Allergen Statement

Contains no allergens.

Packaging & Storage

Shelf Life: Min 12 months (under optimum storage conditions).

Packaging: Plastic jar.

Storage Conditions: Store in a dry, cool place.

About Nutritional Information

Chieftain Wild Rice Company gathers nutritional information from highly regarded sources.  Nutritional analysis can vary due to growing conditions, frequency of testing, and other factors.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1/4 teaspoon (.5g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 0Calories from Fat 0
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Trans Fat 0g 
Cholesterol 0g0%
Sodium 0mg0%
Total Carbohydrate 0g0%
Dietary Fiber 0g0%
Sugars 0g 
Protein 0g 
Vitamin A0%
Vitamin C0%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.