Cumin seeds are well known as Jeera. Cumin Seeds are used to add spicy taste to many dishes worldwide. Cumin is a crucial ingredient in several world cuisines. Cumin has a unique and potent flavor crucial to Indian curries, where cumin is often roasted before grinding to impart a toasted, nutty flavor. Cumin is an annual member of the parsley family that is native to the Mediterranean. The seed of the plant, which is harvested by hand, is a staple in traditional cuisines of the region as much today as it was in ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt.Use whole cumin seed to add earthy flavor to soups, stews, chili, breads and cheese.