Mediterranean region, India, Russia..
Very fragrant with a slightly bitter taste. Its unmistakable smell dominates in spice mixes.
Astringent, stimulates digestion and appetite, antispasmodic, sedative, and antibacterial.
Its flavor is spicy and astringent. It is light and oily. Suitable for the three Dosas.
No curry is possible without cumin, just like Indian garam masala, Oriental couscous, or Mexican chili can carne spice blends. In Indian, Arabian, or Mexican cooking, cumin is used daily. It accompanies wonderfully chicken, fish, and lamb, as well as bread and cheese.