Wild Black Cumin, Whole Seed

9 reviews
2.1 oz
Nutty and Piney

Wild Black Cumin, Whole Seed - 2.1oz

Grown wild along the foothills of the Hindu Kush mountains in Afghanistan. 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.

Sustainable Sourcing

With hot, dry winds over semi-arid lands, Afghanistan’s growing region is ideal for growing artisanal spices.

Highest Quality

By opening Afghanistan's markets and creating direct trade, we can help build livelihoods for the women and farmers of this region.

Freshness Guaranteed

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


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Tips & Usage

An essential spice in cuisines around the world, cumin’s nutty flavor brings richness and earthiness to a variety of dishes. The rugged, mountainous terrain where our wild black cumin is grown adds an extra layer of sharp earthy, and piney flavors. This intoxicating black cumin will take you on a culinary journey, adding a bold aromatic punch to your favorite dishes.

Cumin & Blood Orange Roasted Chicken Thighs

This recipe for roasted chicken thighs marinated in cumin, honey, and blood orange glaze is perfect for an elegant weekday dinner.

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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!)

gina d.
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I recommend this product


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.


Rumi Spice

Thank you!

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.


Rumi Spice

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

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.


Rumi Spice

Thank you for your patience and support!

Tadhg N.
United States United States

Holy aroma!

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


Rumi Spice

Thank you!!!

Our Sourcing

Indigenous to the Old Persian Empire, black cumin is virtually unknown outside of the Middle East. Our Black Cumin grows wild along the foothills of the Hindu Kush Mountains in Afghanistan where mountainous terroir adds an extra layer of sharp earthy and piney flavors that differentiates our cumin from the more common varieties available.

Hand-harvested Afghan foragers in this region, sourcing this exotic spice furthers our social mission of creating agricultural jobs for the people of Afghanistan.