#SpiceSpotlight: The Comino-Cumin Connection
Cumin is a member of the parsley family. Its use as a spice dates back thousands of years, having originated in Egypt. It was also known to have been a favorite of the Romans and is mentioned in the Old Testament.
Cumin exists in the wild as a flower. The seeds inside the plant are used to make the spice, either in its original seed form or ground into powder. Both forms are used in food.
Cumin is aromatic and nutty and is mainly used in curry powders, spice blends and savory recipes. Cumin, along with chilies and peppercorn, is one of the most commonly used spices due to its versatility. In Spanish, cumin is known as comino (in case you’re at the store and wondering where your cumin is!).
Cumin doesn’t just taste good – it also has health benefits! Cumin is known to reduce food-borne illness, aid in digestion and improve cholesterol. You can find cumin in many AdapTable Meals products, including our Mesquite BBQ Cooker Ready Beef Roast, Whiskey Black Pepper Pork Loin Filet and Carnitas Cooker Ready Pork Roast.
Learn more about the ways you can use our products which include cumin to make a great meal at our Meal Ideas page!