At McCormick, we source our cumin from India, where the conditions are just right to yield the most aromatic seeds. Its robust flavor is essential in chili, curries, couscous and legumes.
Earthy and warm, with an edge of citrus, cumin adds depth to any dish. You might recognize cumin as one of the main flavors in chili powder and taco seasoning. But there’s so much more to it. This global traveler is at home in the kitchens of Mexico, India, North Africa and the Middle East. It’s a must-have for enhancing the savory flavor of rich meats like beef and lamb. And it accentuates the sweetness of root vegetables and winter squashes. We especially love how ground cumin adds hearty warmth to meatless dishes like hummus and vegetable and bean stews.