Cuminum cyminum The seeds are from a plant native to the Nile Valley. Shaped like a caraway seed, cumin is actually the dried fruit of a plant in the parsley family. Its aromatic, nutty flavored seeds come in three colors: amber (the most widely available), white, and black. Both are found in Asian markets. White cumin is interchangeable with amber, but the black seed has a more complex flavor and is somewhat milder. Black cumin is the fruit of a related plant that grows wild in Iran and the Northern Indian region Kashmir. It is sometimes preferred to ordinary cumin.
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