In the Middle Ages cumin seed was thought to promote love and fidelity. A happy life was sure to await the bride and groom if cumin seed was carried down the aisle! A major player in Mexican, Thai, Vietnamese and Indian cuisines, today cumin is one of most commonly used spices; second only to black pepper.
Cumin lends an earthy, smokey flavour to curries, chilli, stews, and soups. Perfect paired with lentils, beans, and tomato based sauces. Or, simply rub on beef, pork, or chicken along with your favorite bbq sauce before grilling.