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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.


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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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 322 recipes that contain this ingredient.

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