Afghanistan Wild Mountain Cumin Seeds 50 grams (1.8 Oz)
Heray Wild Mountain Cumin grows on the pristine land and mountains of Badakhshan, Afghanistan. The local methods of hand-harvesting and sun-drying give these seeds a robust in flavor and smell. Wild Cumin is also famous as Shah Zira in some cultures. Cumin is used in different recipes of curries, soups, rice, meats, in the form of toasted in oil or sprinkled over before grilling or roasting.
SINGLE ORIGIN: This is Afghani black wild mountain cumin also known as (Zira) only grows wild on the pristine mountains of Hind Kush Badakhshan, Afghanistan. Heray Spice is an Afghan owned business. The owners of Heray Spice are Afghan American who have been farmers for generations. They previously were US Army linguists in Afghanistan from 2008 – 2014. They have access to their friends and families inside Afghanistan and they travel frequently to import this rare and wild cumin.
NATURAL AND WILD CUMIN: Our cumin is grown naturally and wildly in mountains and is harvested artisanally by local foragers. The rocky stone and soil of Badakhshan helps nurture an ancient varietal of cumin with a warm and strong flavor and unforgettable aroma. No pesticides or chemical used in its cultivation and harvesting.
STRONG FALVOR: Since this is wild mountain cumin, it has a strong mixed of savory, sweet and warm flavors. You can feel its aroma the moment you open the jar, and you will feel the taste and flavor of it by its penetrating smell and savory taste.
ALSO FAMOUS: Afghanistan cumin is famous for being the Shah Zira or (King of Cumin) in India and other South Asian countries. This cumin is harvested only for local consumption in Kabul and Badakhshan and Heray is one of the only few companies that can import rare Afghani cumin and other ingredients. Heray Spice is one of the only Afghani companies that import cumin to USA.
Our saffron is used by fine dining establishments and home-chefs across the country. We have clients, like Maple And Ash, Parachute Chicago, Drake Hotel Chicago, Gibson's Group and many more.
Heray Spice is owned and operated by immigrants from Afghanistan and Heray Farmers Coop who cultivate and grow saffron for a living.
Our Co-op is consist of 28 family farmers; who have been farming for generations.
Origin: Badakhshan, Afghanistan
Net Wt. 2 oz. (55g)
Net Wt. 16 oz. (455g)
Tasting notes: Earthy, Grilled Onion, Nutty-Sweet
Ingredients: 100% Whole Wild Mountain Cumin (Bunium Persicum)
Distributed By: Heray Spice LLC
A Public Benefit Corporation Based in Chicago, IL, 60613
Non-GMO, Non-Irradiated, Free of Preservatives, fillers, soy, egg, nuts, and dairy.
Spices are filed by weight, not by volume and may settle after packing.
I love my saffron. I have already cooked rice using it for flavor and coloring.
Great quality, I use this for tea and cooking. Will definitely buy again.
This added a lovely subtle richness to a tomato chickpea ‘curry’, almost like a clove, not cloying or overly sweet. Also adds a nice spice to a milky coffee.
Your prompt customer service is greatly appreciated! I haven’t cooked with any of it yet, but the turmeric and cumin seeds both have a rich deep aroma. The saffron passes the water test and is a beautiful golden color. Can’t wait to get cooking!
Finally used the spice in some rice dish I was making. The quality is unrivaled. After learning the story of the founder, I had a new appreciation of the company.
My only comment for improvement would be to have all lids made of same color and all labels containing same format as to what is inside. I want that I don't think is possible, would be to add a note on the back detailing what the spice is, where it comes from and what it is frequently used it. (as a reminder for those of us who are older & need a reminder!) As for the spices themselves, fresh, fragrant and delicious! Far superior to the grocery store brands. It also makes me happy that you are working with farmers in the area the spices are sourced from! Well done!
This shipped quickly, which was wonderful, but nothing compared to the actual treat inside! The spices are wonderful, packaged beautifully, and absolutely perfect for what we needed. We will be ordering again, and are very excited to use all the spices in our gift pack!
Great Saffron! Great quality and it comes right to your door. I am happy to help out a family business that is growing a great product.
We have been buying saffron from Heray for a few years. Always excellent quality.