Cumin seeds are used as a spice for their distinctive flavor and aroma. It is globally popular and an essential flavoring in many cuisines, particularly South Asian, Northern African and Latin American cuisines. Cumin can be found in some cheeses, such as Leyden cheese, and in some traditional breads from France. It is commonly used in traditional Brazilian cuisine. Cumin can be an ingredient in chili powder (often Tex-Mex or Mexican-style), and is found in achiote blends, adobos, sofrito, garam masala, curry powder, and bahaarat. Cumin helps to add an earthy and warming feeling to food, making it a staple in certain stews and soups, as well as spiced gravies such as chili. It is also used as a ingredient in some pickles and pastries. Health Benefits: - Iron for Energy and Immune Function - Seeds of Good Digestion According to the USDA, one tablespoon of cumin spice contains - Calories (kcal): 22 - Fat (g): 1.34 - Carbohydrates (g): 2.63 - Fiber (g): 0.6 - Protein (g): 1.07. WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.