CHEAT SHEETS

CUMIN

Alternate/Variety Name

White Cumin (Cuminum cyminum)

Level

Intermediate

Requirement

Must Have

Origin/Cuisine

Europe
Asia
Middle Eastern
Indian
Tex-Mex
Central American

Similarity

Information not available at this time

Complimentary Foods

Beef
Breads
Charcuterie
Chili's
Curries
Pork
Potatoes
Rice
Vegetables

Category

Spice

Sold

Whole Seeds
Ground

Appearance

Oblong
curved and ridgid

Color

Yellow-Brown
Khaki

Size

Information not available at this time

Flavor

Smokey
Sweet
Woodsy

Scoville SHU

Not Applicable

Substitutions

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Notes

• Cumin is generally mistaken for caraway, though they are in the same plant family along with parsley and dill.
• Black Cumin and White Cumin have their own distinct flavor and should not be substituted for each other.
• Is the dried seed of an herb called Cuminum cyminum, which is an annual.
• White Cumin is the spice cultivated for your local supermarket.



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