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Essential Pantry Fresh Ground Cumin

2oz - Morocco 

Flown in Freshly Ground

Ground Cumin from the Moroccan Market

It's a pretty fascinating spice. It has been in foods for thousands of years, it's mentioned multiple times in the Bible, it has been used for medicinal purposes, and - get this - it has been used for preserving bodies in the mummification process in Ancient Egypt. All this from a tiny, skinny seed.

Cumin (origin - Sumerian - gamun) comes from a flowering plant in the Apiaceae family, commonly known as the carrot family.

Native from the Mediterranean to India, ours comes from Morocco and the same spice "shop" in the Agora of Casablanca, where our Saffron comes from. Kept handy like salt and pepper by the ancient Greeks, it is still part of the table setting in Morocco today.

When this spice arrived at the warehouse, the shop was instantly filled with the smells of the Agora! Unlike the ground cumin that has been in a jar for who knows how long, this freshly ground Moroccan cumin was just ground by hand with a mortar and pestle! This is the way buying Moroccan spices online was meant to be. Besides, you can't beat the price of this ground cumin.

Use cumin to make your own Ras el Hanout, Garam Masala, or add it to your next lamb burger or curried cumin potatoes. If you use black pepper in a recipe, then you can switch it up with cumin.