Spices, cumin seed

Fun Facts

  1. The dried seed of the cuminim cymimuni plant makes cumin seed.
  2. Cumin makes up a large proportion of curry powder and chili powder.
  3. In the Middle ages it was believed that cumin kept chickens and lovers from running away!
  4. It was also said that if cumin was carried during a wedding happiness would follow.
  5. Cumin was used to pay taxes.
  6. Cumin is the second most popular spice in the world after black pepper.
  7. Cumin is the key ingredient in chili con carne and Tex Mex recipes.
  8. Cumin also makes a great rub for lamb or pork.
  9. Add to black beans to make them Cuban style.

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