Cumin is a flowering plant in the family Apiaceae, native to the Middle East and stretching east to India. Its seeds are used in the cuisines of many cultures. Cumin Seed's very distinctive flavor possesses a warm, spicy-sweet and somewhat bitter taste. The earthy, slightly spicy flavor of cumin is one of the most consumed spices in the world. 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.