Dried cumin , also known as cumin, has a uniquely strong, spicy-sweet taste with a slightly bitter spiciness. The aroma of cumin is reminiscent of anise, to which it is related.
The dried fruits of cumin are used as a spice.
Cumin is one of the oldest spices in the world and is particularly popular in Arabic cuisine due to its strong, bitter taste. The spice is also very important in Indian Ayurveda.