Wild Mountain Cumin - Burlap & Barrel Single Origin Spices
Wild Mountain Cumin
Wild Mountain Cumin - Burlap & Barrel Single Origin Spices
Wild Mountain Cumin
Wild Mountain Cumin
Wild Mountain Cumin
Wild Mountain Cumin

Wild Mountain Cumin

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Our Wild Mountain Cumin is hand-picked by foragers in the Hindu Kush mountains of Afghanistan. They are tiny, oblong and black, with long stems. Botanically distinct from common cumin (Cuminum cyminum), our Wild Mountain Cumin is renowned in Afghanistan and throughout central and south Asia for its delicious flavor as well as its medicinal properties. It has a savory, penetrating aroma and bright, umami flavor evocative of grilled meats and sweet caramelized onions.

What they're saying:

"This made me question every taste of cumin I'd had before." Food & Wine

“This is like a supercharged version of what you know and love from Sichuan food or tacos. It’s incredibly versatile.” Rikki Giambruno, Chef & Owner, Hyacinth

  • Origin: Badakhshan, Afghanistan
  • Aliases: Black cumin, Persian cumin, kala jeera, Elwendia persica
  • Process: Sun-dried
  • Ingredients: 100% whole wild cumin (Bunium persicum)
  • Tasting notes: Grilled Onion • Dried Apricots • Mountain Air

COOKING

SOURCING

Our Wild Mountain Cumin is sourced directly from networks of foragers in the Hindu Kush mountain range of Badakhshan province in the northeastern corner of Afghanistan. The Hindu Kush range is characterized by steep, rocky peaks cut through by green river valleys; the significant snowfall in the winter results in abundant vegetation in the short spring and summer seasons despite low rainfall. The rocky soil cultivates an ancient and resilient varietal of cumin with a warm, pungent flavor and irresistible aroma.

The cumin grows wild, and other than the small quantities we export, is harvested only for local consumption; there is no scalability or institutional infrastructure for export, and we are only able to source this very rare cumin varietal because of Burlap & Barrel founder Ethan’s years working in Badakhshan and surrounding provinces.

Burlap & Barrel is the only importer of Wild Mountain Cumin from Afghanistan. Our cumin grows wild and can be considered naturally organic, as no pesticides or other chemicals are used in its cultivation.

Meet the Forager: Ali Mohamed collects our Wild Mountain Cumin from foragers who bring it down from the high mountains of Afghanistan's Hindu Kush to Faizabad, where he cleans it and prepares it for shipment.

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MD
07/21/2021
Matthew D.
United States United States
Cumin with depth

much more flavorful than other cumin, adds notes to all recipes, especially chilis and soups.

KP
07/18/2021
Kathy P.
United States United States
My favorite B&B spice !!!

This is my 3rd reorder LOVE it!!!

DW
07/12/2021
Dinah W.
United States United States
Amazing cumin

Very strong aromatic. Loving it.

A
07/12/2021
Anonymous
United States United States
Flavorful Cumin

Best Cumin I've ever used. Adds fresh depths of flavor to Mexican, chili, bbq sauces, etc. Got the large container, which I hope last me at least a month.

DS
07/10/2021
David S.
United States United States
Wild Mountain Cumin

Absolutely incredible freshness and flavor! Much more flavorful than any cumin I have used in the past.

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