Originally cultivated in Iran and Mediterranean region, cumin is mentioned in the
Bible in both the Old Testament and the New Testament . It was also known in ancient Greece and Rome.
This spice has a distinctive aromatic odor and a slightly bitter, but warm taste.
Cumin is the second most popular spice in the world after black pepper. Cumin
seeds are used as a spice for their distinctive aroma, popular in Indian, Pakistani,
North African, Middle Eastern, Sri Lankan, Cuban, Northern Mexican cuisines, and
the Western Chinese cuisines of Sichuan and Xinjiang.