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Dried cumin seeds
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Cumin seeds are available either whole or ground. Cumin has a sharp and almost nutty flavor. Toasting cumin seeds in a dry skillet will enhance their flavor.

Cumin is a key ingredient in Indian spice blends and pairs well with chickpeas, rice and vegetables. It can also be used as a rub for grilled meats, poultry and seafood.

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