Burlap & Barrel's wild cumin is hand-picked by foragers in the Hindu Kush mountains of Afghanistan. They are tiny, oblong and black with long stems. Botanically distinct from common cumin (Cuminum cyminum), our wild mountain cumin is renowned in Afghanistan and throughout central and south Asia for its delicious flavor as well as its medicinal properties. It has a savory, penetrating aroma and bright, umami flavor evocative of grilled meats and sweet caramelized onions.
Origin: Badakhshan, Afghanistan Aliases: black cumin, Persian cumin, kala jeera Process: Sun-dried Ingredients: 100% whole wild cumin (Bunium persicum) Tasting notes: Grilled Onion • Dried Apricots • Mountain Air