This cumin from Alep has a lightly bitter, warming flavour
Cumin is the fruit of the plant. Before maturity, we cut stems with their clusters. They are hanged up for a few days , then threshed like the wheat. The fruits harvested are sun-dried.
Its origin: Syria
Probably from Egypt, cumin grows in the Oriental Mediteranean basin. Conversely from the other spices, it then came to China and India.