Caraway Seed - CARUM CARVI
(Whole) (Organically Grown) Available in 1 OZ, 1/4 LB, 1/2 LB, 1 LB.
Description: Caraway Seed is the fruit of a hardy biennial herb of the Umbelliferae family. Caraway produces aromatic, finely divided, fern-like leaves and the fruit (technically a schizocarp) comprises two distinct halves (mericarps), These "half-fruits" each contain an aromatic tannish-brown seed that has a nutty, delicate dill and anise-like flavor. Whole Caraway Seeds are used in baking breads especially rye bread, but the aromatic, spicy seeds can also be used in the making of various sachets.
Origin: Canada Other Names: Alcaravea, Badiana, Jamaica Pepper, Kummel
Part Used: Seed
Culinary Uses: Caraway seeds are used for flavoring and seasoning of breads and cookies, stews, soups , salads, cabbage slaws and sauerkraut, and other vegetable dishes. It is also used to flavor sausage, cheese, various sauces, and the liqueur Kummel. To make a tea, grind or crush 1 teaspoon of Caraway Seeds, cover with 1 cup of boiling water and steep to taste.
Medicinal Uses: Caraway is used to improve circulation and aid digestion, and is considered antispasmodic. It has been used to promote menses. Caraway is also considered helpful for cough.
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