Cumin Seed's very distinctive flavor possesses a warm, spicy-sweet and somewhat bitter taste and it is recommended that it is used sparingly. In our kitchen we typically prefer to use the whole Cumin Seed so that we can grind it smaller quantities and use it fresh allowing it to maintain maximum flavor. But for convenience sake our ground cumin is an excellent choice.
A very popular spice in countries that enjoy spicier foods Ground Cumin is a key element in dishes ranging from Tex-Mex chili, curry powders, masalas, mouth-watering spice mixes as well as vegetable and meat stews. Works well in combination with Allspice, Anise Seed, Brown Mustard Seed, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Coriander, Fennel Seed, Fenugreek Seed, Garlic, Ginger, Nutmeg, Paprika, Turmeric and Yellow Mustard Seed.