Caraway Seeds Whole are also referred to as Meridian Fennel or Persian Cumin. The caraway seed has a pungent aroma and a distinct sweet but tangy flavor. Caraway Seeds add a unique flavor to carrots, potato and cabbage dishes. Most commonly grown in farming regions of India and Holland, it is often used to flavor rye breads, sauerkraut, sausage, cheese, cabbage and soups. It is also widely used in German and Middle Eastern cooking. The seeds are extracted from the plant then dried to preserve flavour and aroma. They lend themselves well to things such as bread dough, adding a strong caraway flavor and slight crunchy texture.
- Traditionally used in sauerkraut, coleslaw, goulash, stews, cheese, rye bread, seed cake, and pork roasts
- Try sprinkling on steaming parsnips, carrots, cabbage or cauliflower or add to roasted onions and potato dishes.
- It is also used in many middle eastern spice blends
Caraway is a good source of minerals and has many health benefits. It is a rich source of dietary fibre which helps with digestion. It contains many minerals including; iron, copper, calcium, potassium, manganese, selenium, zinc and magnesium.
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Other names or spelling: meridian fennel, persian cumin, caraway fruit, persian Caraway, Roman Cumin, Wild Cumin, Carum carvi