Wild Black Cumin – Rumi Spice

Nutty, Piney, Earthy and Bold

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What is Black Cumin?

An essential spice in cuisines around the world, cumin’s nutty flavor brings richness and earthiness to dishes. Indigenous to the Old Persian Empire, black cumin is virtually unknown outside of the Middle East. Our Black Cumin is grown wild along the foothills of the Hindu Kush mountains in Afghanistan giving it it's signature sharp earthy and piney flavors.

How to use it

You can purchase this spice whole and toast it, furhter drawing out its sharp piney aroma, or purchase our pre-ground black cumin as a simple seasoning for all your favorite foods. Our intoxicating and aromatic Wild Black Cumin makes the perfect addition to everything from simple tacos or grilled steak, to show-stopping dishes like cumin & blood orange roasted chicken thighs.


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We Cultivate Peace

By sourcing directly from farmers & foragers in Afghanistan, we catalyze sustainable rural economic development.

We Empower Women

The loyalty & support from our community provided job opportunities for roughly 4,000 women in Afghanistan.

We Create Connection

We provide the highest-quality spices creating connections to the Middle East, its food, and its people.

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The best cumin.

Deep earthy flavor, fabulous whole or finely milled.

Elizabeth P.
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Nice cumin.

The cumin was great. Flavorful, yet small, so I didn’t need to grind it.

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Very good cumin

This cumin is a little different from “regular” cumin seed I can purchase at the grocery. It’s a little darker in color and the seeds seem a little smaller. Is it better? I don’t know, but it is very good and fun to have a little splurge with something new.

Madge F.
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Robust Flavor

The flavor of the Rumi Spice Wild Black Cumin is amazing, and there are so many ways to use it. For example, we use it to make a lovely spice blend with Herati Whole Seed Coriander and black peppercorn. Another blend we make is Wild Black Cumin and cardamom seeds. We also sprinkle the whole seeds over basmati rice when cooking. The aroma! It is a versatile and full-flavor spice. My husband is originally from Afghanistan, and Rumi's mission is near and dear to our hearts. We support them for who they are and what they do. Their good work makes available truly special spices that can be used to make any number of dishes more flavorful and delicious.

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Vegetable Soup

I used this in a vegetable soup, and it added an extra complex flavor that made excellent.

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15 reviews
2.1 oz
Piney & Earthy

Our Wild Black Cumin's robust, nutty flavor brings richness and earthiness to savory dishes.

Wild Black Cumin

Chickpeas, chicken, beef, root vegetables , cauliflower

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

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Our Mission

Rumi direct sources the highest quality spices from Afghanistan to help provide reliable wages and economic stability for rural farmers and women. Connecting Afghan farmers with the global market is key to unlocking their economic potential.

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. We are committed to empowering Afghan women and bolstering the country’s economy.