Discover our natural cumin flavour
Key ingredient of Ayurvedic medicine, cumin is a small seed native to the Middle East. Apart from its numerous health benefits, cumin has a very distinctive taste and may be used to add flavour to a wide array of dishes: vegetables, meats, seafood but also sauces and seasonings.
Cumin is an ancient spice made popular by Greeks and Romans. It is said that cumin was used as a mummification ingredient for the bodies of Egyptian Pharaohs. Cumin is also mentioned in superstitions dating back from the Middle Ages, as it was believed that it having cumin on the table would keep lovers from wandering.
What is cumin good for
Cumin is said to have numerous health benefits, more specifically digestive properties. Cumin is also suppose to have benefits on the immune system and improve circulation. Cumin contains antioxidants to help slow down the aging process of the skin.
What is cumin used for in cooking
In appearance, cumin is quite plain. The seeds are oblong shaped with a pale green to brownish colour. But flavourwise, cumin has a robust taste with warm and earthy notes. It possesses a bittersweet aroma and light citrus notes.
Cumin is enjoyed across the world, from Latin America, to India and Middle Eastern countries. It can be used in a large number of food applications including cheese, curry, meat seasoning, stew, fish and vegetables.
How to use natural cumin flavour
Our natural cumin flavour has a spicy and woody profile, slightly aniseed. It can easily be combined with other spices to create innovative sauces, mustard, mayonnaise or other seasonings.
If you are feeling adventurous, you can also combine our natural cumin flavour with chocolate or citrus flavours to create avant-gardist desserts or bakery products.
Keep in mind that this natural flavour is oil-soluble, hence it can withstand high temperatures.
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Specifications*: natural cumin flavour; oil-soluble
*For more specific information, please refer to the technical data sheet.