Wild Black Cumin - Whole Seed - 2.1oz – Rumi Spice
Wild Black Cumin - Whole Seed - 2.1oz - Rumi Spice - Rumi Spice -
Wild Black Cumin - Whole Seed - 2.1oz - Rumi Spice - Rumi Spice -
Wild Black Cumin - Whole Seed - 2.1oz - Rumi Spice - Rumi Spice -
Wild Black Cumin - Whole Seed - 2.1oz - Rumi Spice - Rumi Spice -
Wild Black Cumin - Whole Seed - 2.1oz - Rumi Spice - Rumi Spice -
Wild Black Cumin - Whole Seed - 2.1oz - Rumi Spice - Rumi Spice -
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Wild Black Cumin - Whole Seed - 2.1oz

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Wild Black Cumin - Whole Seed - 2.1oz

Rumi Cumin is grown wild along the foothills of the Hindu Kush mountains in Afghanistan. The intoxicating and aromatic Wild Black Cumin will take you on a culinary journey from healthy taco salads to cumin & blood orange roasted chicken thighs.

Now available in whole seed, you can use it whole or grind our popular Wild Black Cumin to your desired consistency and unlock its sharp earthy and piney aroma and flavors. Indigenous to the Old Persian Empire, the black cumin variety is less well known outside of the Middle East. 

Hand-harvested by women and men in the mountain villages, this is another way we are furthering our social mission to provide economic development through the creation of additional agricultural jobs.

Ingredients: 

Rumi Spice black cumin (whole)

Uses: 

  • Grind it using a mortar & pestle or toast it in hot oil

  • Season meats like beef, poultry, pork, and seafood

  • Add it to curries, stews, soups, sauces, and salad dressings

  • Season vegetables like jicama, potatoes, carrots, and squash

  • Season grains and legumes like rice, beans, chickpeas, and lentils

Popular Recipes: 

Spicy Flank Steak Stir Fry

Creamy Butter Chicken

View all our Wild Black Cumin recipes

All of our spices and seasonings are salt-free and carefully packaged to ensure maximum quality and freshness. Packaged in glass - BPA free.

Our Mission

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Rumi brings flavorful, ethically sourced and socially responsible spices from Afghanistan to our customers while catalyzing sustainable rural economic development in Afghanistan and providing countless jobs to Afghan farmers and women who harvest and process the spices.

We are a public benefit corporation and are committed to empowering Afghan women and bolstering the country’s economy. Rumi reinvests back into agricultural and manufacturing infrastructure.

 

 

Connecting Afghanistan

Rumi began with a mission to cultivate peace in Afghanistan. Over 80% of the Afghan population is reliant on the rural agricultural economy. The success of the spice industry not only helps farmers and the women providing direct labor, it can touch every member of the village we work in. We have seen output from our existing partners double and triple, while new farmers have asked to join our network.


Connecting Afghan farmers with the global market is key to unlocking the economic potential of Afghanistan. By building demand for Afghan agricultural products and creating a global supply chain, we can directly impact the economic development of the country. 

With hot, dry winds over semi-arid lands, Afghanistan’s growing region is ideal for growing saffron and other artisanal spices. For example, in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018, the International Taste and Quality Institute of Brussels awarded Afghan saffron first place out of 30 competing regions.

Rumi saffron is tested in accordance with ISO (International Standards Organization) protocol 3632 and surpasses the highest standards for Category 1 saffron by over 25%. Our test results show that our farmers are producing some of the world’s best saffron.

 

Our Founding

Rumi’s founders were a team of military veterans who served in Afghanistan with the US Army. They developed our strong Afghan networks and on-the-ground understanding of how business is conducted. With this knowledge, we built the critical relationships, partnerships, and organizational infrastructure necessary to operate within and out of Afghanistan.

Our competitive advantage is our ability to navigate the Afghan business landscape, which is built on trusted relationships.

 

Proud B Corp

We are proud to announce that Rumi has earned certification as a B Corporation, a testament to the company’s commitment to social and environmental ethics, transparency and accountability.

From day one, Rumi was laser-focused on the "why" of our work. Mission and purpose are at the core of everything we do—economically empowering Afghan farmers, inspiring Afghan women through direct wages, and building out Afghanistan’s agricultural infrastructure.

Now we join a global community of 1,500 other Certified B Corporations in over 120 industries and 40 countries with 1 unifying goal – to redefine success in business.

As a B Corp, we promise to meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability and aspire to use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.

 

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02/23/2021
Anonymous
United States United States
I recommend this product
Black Cumin

Wonderful depth of flavor. I've been buying the ground version for a while and loving it, but I really do prefer whole spices. A little toast to enhance the flavor, and you're good to go! Certainly on a par with the saffron and fennel I have purchased before! (And will again!)

GD
02/10/2021
gina d.
United States United States
I recommend this product
THIS IS NOT ORDINARY STUFF

I've used the whole seed in a number of dishes and in some spice blends of my own design. These seeds are a little smaller than you may be used to, so make sure to grind completely. It is so fragrant, with such depth of flavor and an added, smoky dimension of cumin-ness! When you toast the seeds to use in a blend it makes the whole house smell like a spice market. I suggest you devise your own blend, and use some of the Herati coriander seed - unbelievable flavor and aroma.

02/16/2021
Rumi Spice

Thank you!

JK
01/03/2021
jan k.
United States United States
Rumi Black Cumin vs. Others

For the past year I have been patronizing small ethical spice companies like Rumi in order to try and do a little for the small farmers around the world. I made mejadra, a lentil dish with Rumi black cumin and coriander last week. It was spectacular due to the rich aroma and taste of these spices. This week I made it again with identical spices from another small company. The first taste was a major disappointment - no flavor of cumin or coriander! So I added the Rumi cumin and coriander and, like magic, my mejadra was back on track. I can't say enough about the quality of these Rumi spices.

01/12/2021
Rumi Spice

Thank you!!! Send us a picture of your creations!

DF
12/18/2020
David F.
United States United States
Fast shipping and great customer service

An item was missing from the original shipment. After contacting Rumi Spice, it was promptly replaced. Both packages arrived very quickly.

12/28/2020
Rumi Spice

Thank you for your patience and support!

TN
11/30/2020
Tadhg N.
United States United States
Holy aroma!

Truly impressive aroma, and great taste. I use it in everything!

12/02/2020
Rumi Spice

Thank you!!!

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