(Cuminum cyminum) comes from Western Asia, where it
has been cultivated since Biblical times. People cook with
the fruits of the plant, which are usually referred to as
Cumin is a very weak
spice often used in highly spiced cuisines, especially
Mexican and Indian.
You'll want to buy cumin in very large
containers. Commonly, you'll use 1 to 4 teaspoons
For some unknown reason,
cumin might be confused with caraway.