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Organic Cumin

  • Organic
  • Gluten-Free
  • Kosher
  • Non-GMO

Organic Cumin Seed


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Ground Organic Cumin


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All about Cumin


Organic cumin emits a warm fragrance, with earthy peppery tones. And a hint of sweetness. When toasted, cumin seeds are exceptionally aromatic and have an earthy, nutty flavor.

Country of Origin
Food Complements
Lamb, Beans, Chicken, Eggplant, Fish, Lentils, Potatoes, Shellfish, Soups, Pork
Flavor Complements
allspice, anise, bay, cardamom, chili, cilantro, cinnamon, clove, coriander, fennel, garlic, ginger, mace, mint, mustard, nutmeg, oregano, paprika, parsley, pepper, saffron, thyme, turmeric
To maximize freshness, store in a dark airtight container in a cool dry place. Once the spice is ground, flavor deteriorates with exposure to light, heat, air, humidity and time.
Refills arrive in air-tight plastic bags. Simply snip a corner of your bag, refill your Smith & Truslow jar, apply the new label and recycle the bag.

African - Cumin is frequently found across Africa in stews and rice dishes.

Chinese - In Chinese cooking, cumin is used as a marinade ingredient for meat and poultry, and in stir-fry dishes.

Indian - Cumin is a staple in curry blends, so is found in many Indian sauces. Also in popular Jeera rice recipes.

Mediterranean - Cumin is one of the more frequently used spices in Greek cuisine – in meat recipes, especially minced meat. Souzoukakia, for instance.

Mexican - Chili isn't chili without a serious dash of cumin. In the US, we normally associate the flavor with Mexican and Southwestern cooking.

Middle Eastern - Originating in the Middle East, cumin is one of the most prevalent of spices in Middle Eastern cooking. Cumin is widely used in vegetable and lentil dishes, falafel, stews and chicken dishes.


1/2 tsp ground = 1 tsp whole seed



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Health Benefits

A number of health benefits are attributed to cumin, but most frequent is its role in aiding with digestion issues and weight loss. It helps relieve bloating, indigestion, colic, gas and nausea. Cumin is rich in anti-inflammatory antioxidants, and is an antibacterial and antiseptic. In studies, it has been shown to lower cholesterol, and as well it has shown to improve memory.

Product Testing

In response to concerns over food safety, many in the spice industry are taking measures to provide you with the information you seek. While testing has always been conducted, certificates of analysis (COAs) are now accompanying most products through the supply chain. COAs identify country of origin, certifications, best by dates, and information on product testing.

As of August 2022, Smith & Truslow spice jar labels have “best by” dates (as opposed to “packaged on” dates), and include lot numbers that correspond to the COA for the enclosed spice or herb. If you would like to review the COA for the lot we are currently selling, or for one that you have already purchased, please send an email to: Be sure to indicate 1) the spice name, and 2) the lot number, and we’ll respond with a PDF of the COA, as is available.

Heavy Metals

Organic Cumin Seeds, test results for current lot# SCUMIW-4305

Results Specification*
Lead   0.070 ppm < 5 ppm
Arsenic   0.041 ppm < 2 ppm
Cadmium   0.041 ppm < 2 ppm
Mercury <0.005 ppm < 1 ppm
Combined <0.157 ppm < 10 ppm
*FDA 2021 spec except for cadmium – not currently FDA regulated.


Organic Ground Cumin, test results for current lot# SCUMIGS-2403

Results Specification*
Lead   0.070 ppm < 5 ppm
Arsenic   0.041 ppm < 2 ppm
Cadmium   0.041 ppm < 2 ppm
Mercury <0.005 ppm < 1 ppm
Combined <0.157 ppm < 10 ppm
*FDA 2021 spec except for cadmium – not currently FDA regulated.


If ordering refill bags only, enter the code: REFILLS at checkout to save $2.00