Organic Cumin Seeds by Hatton Hill Organic. Organically grown, harvested and dried in India. Packed in the UK.
Native to the Mediterranean region and northern Africa, cumin has been a prized spice for millennia, having even been used by the ancient Egyptians variously as a seasoning, for medicinal purposes, and for mummifying the dead. It’s a highly aromatic spice, related closely to fennel and caraway, with a warm, earthy flavour that at the same time has a slight but distinct citrusy bite to it. It is used in cuisines worldwide, but is particularly prominent in Middle Eastern, Indian and Mexican cooking.
PURE, PREMIUM PRODUCT: Hatton Hill Organic’s cumin seeds are carefully cultivated, harvested, and dried in India. Their distinctive, delicious aroma and flavour come thanks to their high volatile oil content. Our cumin seeds are somewhat spicy, but their spiciness is a rich warmth, unlike the fiery heat of chilli peppers.
USES: Cumin seeds are a somewhat different proposition from ground cumin, which is more commonly used due to sheer convenience. Frying the seeds is an excellent way to release their flavour and a common method of preparing cumin and other spices in Indian cuisine. Fried cumin seeds – with the oil they’re fried in – give a flavoursome finishing touch to a wide range of meat, fish, poultry and vegetable dishes, as well as dips and salads. Toasting the seeds gives them a smoky flavour that works wonders in baking – particularly bread – salads and soups. And grinding cumin seeds opens up a galaxy of possibilities, allowing their aromatic, earthy quality to really come into its own when they’re used as a mainstay flavouring in dishes such as curries, Moroccan tagine, Latin American soups and stews, and Middle Eastern dishes including hummus and slow-roasted chicken. Cumin – ground and in whole-seed form – is at home in many, if not most, South Asian-style curries, and equally versatile in a wide range of vegetable, meat and seafood dishes. Try grilled spicy lamb burgers, curried cumin potatoes, slow-cooked chicken tortilla soup, cumin-accented baby back ribs, grilled vegetable penne with cumin, roasted cauliflower with cumin and turmeric, and cumin-fennel rubbed salmon. And that’s just for starters!
THE SEED YOU NEED: Cumin seeds are a rich source of phytochemicals that are known to have antioxidant and other beneficial properties. They also contain plenty of B-complex vitamins such as thiamine, vitamin B-6, niacin, riboflavin and other antioxidant vitamins such as vitamins E, A and C, and they're an excellent source of minerals including iron, copper, calcium, potassium, manganese, selenium, zinc and magnesium.
Vegetarian ✓ Vegan ✓ Organic ✓
Certified as organic by the UK’s Soil Association (licence no. DA22427) and by the European Union.
Allergen information: Packed on premises that handle nuts, seeds, cereals, soya and products containing gluten.
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