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'm glad to have found this company! Communication is good, their transparency on their site makes me like them even more. The quality of the saffron is amazing and I purchased more right away after receiving this package.
I didn’t get my first order sadly but the company responded super quickly to my email & reshipped the item. I got it today & can’t wait to use it! 10/10 customer service.
Great quality! Professional customer service and fast delivery!
We love the quality of the product!
Very nice great quality and good size for the price
The saffron is really lovely. There was a small problem with my order and I mentioned it not expecting anything to be done, in no time at all the company reached out to me, fixed the issue and sent me some extra saffron as a gift. It was unexpected and this type of customer service can be rare these days. Highly recommend.
2 Grams Afghan Saffron, Fresh and Pure Saffron Threads
Great saffron, delicious in recipes and smells divine! However the packaging could be better. The glass container was outside of the bubble wrap, and moved freely in my package. Thankfully it was not broken but it certainly could have been in the shipping journey. Maybe wrap it in its own bubble wrap next time.
I bought saffron from Heray Spices after reading about its well-supported and long-standing health benefits attributes.
I have recently gone through surgery, chemo and radiation which had left me with a number of life altering side effects. I was fortunate to find Heray Spices and Mohammad, whose assistance and obvious depth of care for both his product and growers was an inspiration. The jar of spice arrived promptly 3 weeks ago and I have replaced my morning coffee with a delightful saffron latté. At this point, it is too soon to attest to the anti-inflammatory benefits but I can certainly confirm I am feeling much more calm and my anxiety levels have dropped significantly. (Not only that but it is sweet enough on its own so I am saving 365 tsps of sugar a year!)
I look forward to discovering its other health benefits over time.
Thank you Mohammad and your growers for the most beautiful and fresh saffron I have ever seen and all of the information provided which I hope to explore in greater depth.
It has been a delightful discovery and experience.
2 Grams Afghan Saffron, Fresh and Pure Saffron Threads
We received Heray Saffron as a gift and are so happy with it. The quality is excellent. We tasted it against another saffron and Heray was the best by far.
The Pistachio Brittle is delicious! The packaging for shipping could be better. It was partially open when I opened the box and the saffron bottle was loose in the package as well.
Best cumin I have ever use. Totally different then the usual. Aromatic, delicate, multi dimentional in fragrance and energy.. Will try other spices from this company.
I can’t tell you how wonderful it was to work with this company. When my package came, I assumed it was in the mailbox when I couldn’t find it I panicked and emailed Mohammed. He immediately emailed me back and said that he would send out a new package in time for my dinner party. It happened to be on the side of my house which I subsequently found. I emailed them back and told him thank you and that I was sorry for the misunderstanding. Not many companies treat their customers this way with such respect and kindness. I appreciated it very much. The saffron was of the highest quality, and I will always use them from now on.
The product is top notch, and I keep in the fridge and it will last you a couple of years easy