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Caraway seeds

What are caraway seeds? About the ingredient caraway seeds. Including 354 recipes with caraway seeds, nutrition data, and where to find it.

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Caraway seeds are usually used whole, have a pungent, anise-like taste and aroma that comes from essential oils, mostly carvone and limonene.

They are used as a spice in breads, especially rye bread. It is thought that seeded rye bread is denser partly because the limonene from the caraway fruits has yeast-killing properties.

Caraway is also used in liquors, casseroles, curry and other foods. It is more commonly found in European cuisine such as sauerkraut.

It is also used to add flavor to cheeses. 

 

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Hoosier Hill Farm Whole Caraway Seeds 1 lb

Hoosier Hill Farm Whole Caraway Seeds 1 lb

by Hoosier Hill Farm

Caraway Seed is the fruit of a biennial herb in the parsley family and is a common flavoring for many kinds of rye bread. also used to flavor sauerkraut, sausage, cheese, cabbage, and soups. Caraway Seed has a pungent aroma and a distinctly sweet but tangy flavor Hoosier Hill Farm brand

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Caraway Seeds Whole 1 Pound (16 ounce Bulk) - by Spicy World - Perfect for Rye Bread, Sauerkraut, and European Cooking

Caraway Seeds Whole 1 Pound (16 ounce Bulk) - by Spicy World - Perfect for Rye Bread, Sauerkraut, and European Cooking

by Spicy World

GREAT VALUE - This large 1 pound (16 Ounce) bag of Caraway Seeds is an excellent value! VERSATILE - Excellent for Rye Bread, Sauerkraut, sausage, cheeses, European & Bavarian Cooking, and more! PACKAGED FRESH - Packaged fresh right here in the USA EXPERTS IN SPICES - From your favorite brand of spices, Spicy World. A family owned business for over 32 years. GUARANTEED SATISFACTION - We guarantee your satisfaction with this caraway seed. If you do not like it, just contact us and we will set up a return and make it right.

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Castle Foods | CARAWAY WHOLE SEED, 16 oz Premium Restaurant Quality

Castle Foods | CARAWAY WHOLE SEED, 16 oz Premium Restaurant Quality

by Kalustyan Corporation

Caraway Seed is a common flavoring for many kinds of rye bread. It is also used to flavor sauerkraut, sausage, cheese, cabbage, and soups. Caraway Seed has a pungent aroma and a distinctly sweet but tangy flavor. PRODUCT IS FILLED BY WEIGHT.

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Naturevibe Botanicals Organic Caraway seeds, 1lb | Non-GMO and Gluten Free | Indian Spice

Naturevibe Botanicals Organic Caraway seeds, 1lb | Non-GMO and Gluten Free | Indian Spice

by Naturevibe Botanicals

As a biennial plant, caraway won't mature (produce fruit) until the second growing season, though its leaves in the first year can be a nice addition to a soup or salad. The caraway plant can grow up to three feet tall, with delicate, feathery leaves. Caraway will bloom white or pink flowers from May to July before producing its fruit. Caraway seeds are not seeds at all. The caraway plant produces its seeds in achenes. Achenes are a type of fruit defined by its simple, dried form - and that they contain only one seed. So technically, the "seeds" we use from the caraway plant are actually an achene, or fruit. The fruit (and leaves) of the caraway plant are very similar to other plants in the celery family, which is why caraway is sometimes confused with fennel or cumin. Caraway, however, is a distinct plant. Caraway seeds are also distinct, though only upon close inspection. The crescent shaped caraway seed is darker in color and smoother than the cumin seed. Caraway seeds are also bitterer than cumin. The aroma of caraway seeds can be described as slightly minty or peppery. Caraway seeds have an anise-like (mild licorice) flavor, though it is more complex and less pronounced than the anise flavor in fennel seeds. Like fennel seeds, caraway can be used as an anise seed substitute, but they do have a distinct flavor of their own.Caraway seeds also have an herbal bitterness with pronounced aromatic qualities. This is why caraway seeds are a common savory spice in traditional European cooking and baking. The unique flavor profile of caraway seeds is due to the high concentration of natural essential oils. Together with the dense supply of antioxidants, these volatile oils are behind many of the medicinal and health benefits of caraway.

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365 Everyday Value, Caraway Seed, 1.9 oz

365 Everyday Value, Caraway Seed, 1.9 oz

by Whole Foods Market

Brought to you by Whole Foods Market. Our standards are what set us apart, and our quality is what keeps us stocking pantries, fridges and freezers with the best natural and organic 365 Everyday Value products every day. Product of Finland. Certified GMO-Free, Certified Kosher.

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Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 tbsp (6g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 19Calories from Fat 7
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.9g 1%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 3.0g 1%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Sugars 0.0
Protein 1.2g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 4% Iron 5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Caraway seeds are usually found in the spices section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Caraway seeds are a member of the Spices and Herbs USDA nutritional food group.

How much do caraway seeds weigh?

measure grams
1 tbsp 6
1 tsp 2

In Chinese:香菜种子
British (UK) term: Caraway seeds
en français:graines de carvi
en español:semillas de alcaravea

Recipes using caraway seeds

There are 358 recipes that contain this ingredient.

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