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  • Burlap & Barrel Wild Mountain Cumin Single Origin Spice

Wild Mountain Cumin Single Origin Spice

Article number: 208026
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This Wild Mountain Cumin has a savory, penetrating aroma and bright umami flavor. The tiny, oblong black seeds are hand-picked by foragers in the Hindu Kush mountains of Afghanistan. The seeds are smaller and softer and do not need to be ground before use

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  • Origin: Badakhshan, Afghanistan
  • 1.5oz (42.5g) glass container  
  • Process: Sun-dried 
  • Ingredients: whole wild cumin 
  • Tasting notes: grilled onion, dried apricots, mountain air
  • The seeds are smaller and softer than the cumin you may be used to, and they do not need to be ground before use.

Burlap & Barrel's Sourcing

Burlap & Barrel's 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 Burlap & Barrel export, is harvested only for local consumption; there is no scalability or institutional infrastructure for export, and Burlap & Barrel 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. The cumin grows wild and can be considered naturally organic, as no pesticides or other chemicals are used in its cultivation.

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