The Basics: Cumin

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Cumin

Cumin, scientifically known as Cuminum cyminum, is a spice from the same family as parsley, Apiaceae, most commonly grown in the middle east & India. The seeds are collected from flowering plants then dried & used in a variety of cuisines. It’s a drought tolerant annual that thrives over months of hot temperatures known for it’s herbaceous characteristics. It many be found in some chili & curry powders. Beyond the most common notions, cumin seeds or powder may be found in some pastry applications, pickles & cheeses. Learn more about cumin & how to use it when cooking.

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How To Use Cumin

Cumin is particularly wonderful when used to prepare flank steak. It’s a nutritionally sound spice that offers good sources of fat, protein, iron & magnesium. Although most typically known in culinary applications & in a fair amount of grilling, the essential oils may also be found in cosmetics & perfume, too. 

How To Grill Flank Steak By Rebecca Gordon Buttermilk Lipstick Editor-In-Chief Southern Tailgating Cooking Entertaining Lifestyle Brand Pastry Chef Writer Southern Hostess Tv Cooking Personality Tide & Tigers Today Tailgate Host Birmingham Alabama WBRC Fox 6 Contributor

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Ground cumin adds distinctive flavor to many recipes. It’s bold, strong attributes may be found in classics such as chili, traditional tacos, beef enchiladas, tostadas, barbecue seasoning blends & more. When added to soups & stews, toasting the cumin along with the other spices adds terrific depth of flavor. It’s a simple technique that may be achieved after vegetables such as onion & garlic have been sautéed briefly. It only takes a few seconds & it’s well worth the effort in the final dish. Conversely, when cumin is included in barbecue rubs, the grilling or smoking cooking method will enhance its robust taste. Let individual recipes guide you.

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