Cumin is a spice with a particularly intense aroma, highly sought after for its richness in oils and, above all, coveted among those who use to produce - even by hand - liqueurs with a spicy and intense flavour. Beyond this, however, this herbaceous plant which grows in much of the Mediterranean area is also used to prepare oven products and meat-based dishes. The cuisines that most widely use this spice are those of India and Morocco, as well as Hungary, where cumin is used to prepare the famous goulash.

Use in cooking

The prevalent use of cumin in cooking is found particularly in the preparation of vegetable-based dishes or, alternatively, meat and cheese.


Cumin should be stored in hermetically sealed packages, protected from light, heat and humidity.


The origin of the herbaceous cumin plant is to be found among the hottest and driest places in Syria.

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