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Wild Black Cumin, Whole Seed

Wild Black Cumin, Whole Seed

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Embark on a culinary voyage with our Wild Black Cumin, grown wild along the foothills of the Hindu Kush mountains in Afghanistan. With its robust, nutty flavor, this cumin introduces a richness and earthiness to your savory dishes, transporting your taste buds to the rugged terrains of Afghanistan. This is a completely different cumin than any you will find on the market!

Ingredients: Pure Wild Black Cumin seeds

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This cumin, both whole seed and ground, have an extra depth of flavor that I haven’t found anywhere else. There are other small companies selling locally sourced cumin but none compare to Rumi’s. I won’t use cumin from anywhere else."
-Jan K

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    Pure Wild Black Cumin seeds

  • Tasting Notes:

    Robust, nutty with sharp earthy and piney undertones

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    Pairs Well With:

    Savory dishes, curries, tacos, veggies, hummus, and more.

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    Unique Aspects:

    Wild foraged products, like Rumi's Black Cumin, have a distinct taste influenced by the natural environment in which they grow. The rugged terrains of the Hindu Kush mountains impart sharp earthy and piney notes to the cumin, setting it apart from conventionally grown varieties. Unlike the conventional cumin found in most markets, Rumi Spice Wild Black Cumin is a completely different plant species. Through genetic sequencing, it has been discovered that Afghan Wild Black Cumin has a distinct genetic makeup that sets it apart, making it a truly unique spice.

Social Impact and Women's Empowerment

Our mission extends beyond spices. Every purchase from Rumi Spice plays a vital role in empowering Afghan farmers, fostering sustainable agricultural practices, and supporting the economic growth of local communities. We take pride in creating opportunities and championing the roles of these individuals in their communities.

Central to our ethos is the empowerment of Afghan women. We employ them in various roles, from harvesting to processing various spices. This initiative provides them with direct wages and opportunities, fostering their economic independence and highlighting their invaluable contributions to both Rumi Spice and their communities.

Our Mission

The Best Spices are from Afghanistan

Afghanistan's diverse landscape, from the soaring Hindu Kush mountains to the arid plains surrounding Herat, provides an ideal environment for cultivating some of the world's most exquisite spices. This land, nurtured by hot, dry winds and a semi-arid climate, yields unparalleled saffron, renowned globally for its high crocin content, vibrant color, and intense flavor. Beyond saffron, Afghanistan's wild foraged spices, including rare varieties like wild black cumin, are a testament to the purity and richness of the land.

At Rumi Spice, we cherish this connection to Afghanistan, not only for the exceptional quality of its spices but also for the opportunity it presents to empower local communities, preserve traditional practices, and foster sustainable economic growth.

Why Afghanistan?