About Ground Cumin
The ground cumin spice has been used by cooks around the world for thousands of years, more recently gaining popularity in the U.S. It is a key ingredient in Indian, Mexican, and Vietnamese cuisine. Ground cumin brings an earthy, slightly bitter flavor to some of our favorite blended seasonings — from curry powders and garam masalas, to chili powders, taco seasoning, and pretty much any Tex-Mex blend.
Cumin is one of the most consumed spices in the world, right after chiles and black pepper. The usage of cumin has been documented for centuries around the globe — from Mesopotamia, to Egypt, Morocco, Greece, Rome, Syria, and India. Cumin was later introduced to the New World by Spanish and Portuguese colonists. Today, the main producers of cumin are India (70%), Turkey, Syria, and China.