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Cumin Powder Organic The ancient spice


Origin: Turkey

Our organic cumin powder has a warm, earthy flavour and aroma with a bit of both sweetness and bitterness. Organic cumin powder will flavour all your Indian, Mexican and Middle Eastern dishes while bringing several health benefit properties.

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About Cumin Powder Organic

Cumin is a spice made from the dried seed of a small, herbaceous umbellifer plant, which is a member of the parsley family. Cumin is one of the most popular spices and is commonly used in Latin American, Middle Eastern, North African, and Indian cuisines. Evidence of cumin in Egypt’s pyramids suggests that it was in use more than 5,000 years ago. It was a significant spice for the Minoans in ancient Crete. Thought to be native to Egypt’s Nile Valley and the Eastern Mediterranean, cumin is cultivated in India (largest producer and consumer), Syria, Turkey and Iran.

Cumin contains essential oils that make it very aromatic and awakens your senses by its smell only. The smell of the oval seeds is strong and heavy, spice-sweet, with acrid but warm depth. The flavor is rich, slightly bitter, sharp, earthy and warm with a persistent pungency. It adds earthiness and warmth to food. It a staple to soups and stews. Cumin is a key ingredient of many spice mixes like garam masala, baharat, curry powder, adobos.

Our organic cumin powder contains high concentrations of vitamin B and E, trace minerals (calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, potassium) and can act as a natural antioxidant, defending against infections and boosting the immune system.

Storage and shelf life

Store organic cumin powder in a dry and sealable food storage container – we recommend glass. Keep the container in a cool, dry and dark area out of the sun and heat. Sunlight and heat can reduce the nutritional and flavoring quality of the seeds. Keep the container away from liquids that may leak into it.

Organic cumin powder, when properly stored, have a shelf life for up to 6 months.

Shipping and delivery

The product is available for delivery and pick up from our store in de Pijp.

The product is delivered in recycled paper bags

Nutricional information

Per tablespoon (2,1g)

Calories 7,9

Total Fat 2gr

Saturated Fat 0g

Trans Fat 0g

Polyunsaturated Fat 0g

Monounsaturated Fat 0g

Cholesterol 0mg

Sodium 12mg

Potassium 168mg

Calcium 65mg

Total Carbohydrates 3g

Dietary Fiber 1g

Sugars 0g

Protein 1g

Iron 5mg

Allergens: No known allergens

How to use

Our cumin powder is made by grinding dry slow roasted cumin seeds. You can add it throughout the cooking process to boost the aromatic character of a dish, especially marinades and stews. Its flavor doesn’t need heat or time to be released, as is the case with the seeds.

Cumin powder is a quintessential spice in a few different blends, including curry powder. It is also used as part of a rub, in a marinade, and as a seasoning for hearty dishes.

Flavor Pairings: Eggplant, root vegetables, pulses, chicken, lamb, hard or pungent cheeses, yogurt, black beans, kidney beans, chickpeas, cilantro, rice, couscous, bread, cabbage, onions, potatoes, sauerkraut, pumpkin.

Other interesting information

In Morocco cumin is kept in its own container at the dining table in much the same way we keep salt and black pepper close at hand.

This spice has great significance in many cultures and societies. It even has religious significance in addition to the multitude of medicinal qualities it possesses. Cumin has been mentioned in both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible as well as being used both as a spice and as a preservative in mummification in ancient Egyptian civilizations. Cumin seeds excavated from an archaeological site in Syria have been dated back to the second millennium BC.

India has embraced this ancient spice more than any other nation the world. Today, India is both the main producer and main consumer of cumin, accounting for about 70% of world production and 63% of total consumption.
Tasty & fresh
We’ve selected our product due to the strong quality control process of our supplier and their relationship with their producers. We are confident in the high quality of the product evident from the taste, smell and coloring. The product is not irradiated and do not contain any ingredient or additive derived from or produced using GMOs or their derivatives. We always try each batch for freshness and taste as soon as they arrive to our store to ensure that meets our standards.

Cumin plants are mainly cultivated in India, Syria, Turkey, UAE and Iran. Our organic cumin seeds come from Turkey.

Our impact
We buy in bulk from our supplier to reduce packaging and carbon footprint from transportation. We offer the product in reusable or recyclable packaging.

The product is certified organic by SKAL in Netherlands (NL-BIO-01).

Producer's impact
Our supplier has maintained a policy of fairness, caring about the environmental aspects of their business as well as its social and economic aspects. This product come from responsible sources and is certified by Ecocert as organic agriculture. They also have ensured their producer conducts business respectfully, has transparent chains, produces climate neutrally, uses renewable packaging and shows social commitment.