Cumin is a spice that is commonly used in Mexican, Thai, and Indian cuisine. You can find it as one of the main components of chili and curry powders. It has a light amber color, very distinct aromatic properties and tastes spicy with a touch of bitterness.
In Biblical times, cumin was used as a spice with strong medicinal properties, one of which was as a digestive aid. This spice is rich in iron, which helps with the creation of red blood cells. Iron is also essential for maintaining a healthy immune system!
Cumin has a nutty, slightly spicy taste. Due to that, cumin is often used in Mexican-themed dishes, alongside other spices like chili powder. We like to season meat with it, like our Turkey in the Cilantro Lime Turkey Bowl!