Caraway seeds are the seeds of the caraway fruit. They have a pungent aroma and a unique sweet-tangy flavour. They can be used whole, in their powdered form, or as an oil. They are native to Europe, but have spread to the Middle East and the Mediterranean. They are used in a variety of dishes in these areas, including rye bread, sauerkraut, goulash and havarti cheese.
The spice people carry caraway in both whole and powdered varieties as caraway seeds ground and caraway seeds whole.
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.
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.
100% dried Whole Caraway Seeds
How to use:
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
Grind in a mortar and pestle to create a powder
Bloom in a warm pan to release their volatile oils
Add in the beginning of cooking or sprinkle on top as a finishing garnish after blooming
Due to their pungent flavour, add 1/2tsp at a time
Sprinkle over focaccia dough before baking for a textural crunch and great flavour
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Other names or spelling:
Meridian fennel, persian cumin, caraway fruit, persian Caraway, Roman Cumin, Wild Cumin, Carum carvi
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