Cumin is an annual herb that belongs to the parsley or carrot family. It is cultivated in India, China, Mexico and the Mediterranean region. The seeds are actually dried fruits that are used in mixed spices, chutneys, stews, soups and bread. The oil that is obtained from the seeds is used in perfumes, for flavouring liquors and for medicinal purposes. Cumin seeds have an earthy aroma, and a moderately bitter and pungent taste. When the seeds are fried, they bring out a nuttier flavour. OrganicWay's sources its certified organic Cumin Seeds direct from small-scale farm co-ops in India. If you like this spice’s unique flavour, you may also enjoy our organic Coriander Seeds. COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: India DID YOU KNOW? Cumin seeds aid in digestion. They have antioxidant properties due to the presence of vitamin E.