Caraway, Seed

Caraway, Seed
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Caraway (Carum carvi) also known as meridian fennel, or Persian cumin is a biennial plant in the family Apiaceae, native to western Asia, Europe and Northern Africa.  The plant is similar in appearance to a carrot plant, with finely divided, feathery leaves with thread-like divisions, growing on 20–30 cm stems.  The fruits, usually used whole, have a pungent, anise-like flavor and aroma that comes from essential oils, mostly carvone and limonene.  Caraway thyme has a strong caraway scent and is sometimes used as a substitute for real caraway in recipes.  Other similar members of the family Apiaceae include anise, fennel, cumin, licorice-root (Ligusticum), and coriander (cilantro).

Caraway seeds are used as a spice in breads, especially rye bread.  Caraway is also used in liquors, casseroles, curry and other foods. It is more commonly found in European cuisine. For example, it is commonly added to sauerkraut.  t is also used to add flavor to cheeses such as bondost, pultost, nøkkelost and havarti. Akvavit and several liqueurs are made with caraway.

2 oz. & 4.6 oz.

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