, also known as Carum carvi
, is native to western Asia, Europe and Northern Africa.
The Caraway plant
is very attractive and is a unique addition to your culinary herb garden. The plant has feathery leaves and clusters of umbrella shaped white or pink flowers which will produce the caraway seed
in the second year of growth.
has been used as a medicine and as a flavoring herb since the early Egyptians. It's cultivation is mentioned in the Bible and archeological sites dating back 5000 years ago.
has a pungent aroma and a distinctly sweet but tangy flavor. Caraway
seed is a common flavor for rye bread. But it is also used to flavor sauerkraut, sausage, cheese, cabbage, and soups. A traditional Bulgarian Cheese and Pastry dish, called Banitza, uses Caraway
seeds as the aroma goes well with the feta cheese. Caraway
leaves are tasty in soups, salads, and veggie dishes.
Check out our culinary spices that contain Caraway