Organic Caraway Seeds
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Our organic caraway seeds are highly aromatic and have a distinctive mild anise flavor that adds a welcome and subtle licorice hint to many dishes. Their taste is earthy, with a hint of citrus and pepper.
Caraway is frequently used in baking. The seeds found in most types of rye and soda bread are caraway, and they are a traditional ingredient in a British seed cake. Caraway seeds are also used in flavoring curries, soups, sausages, vegetables, and even liqueurs, such as the Scandinavian spirit aquavit. They're sometimes used for pickling and brining as well. Caraway seeds pair well with garlic, pork, and cabbage.
The origins of the name caraway come from the Arabic "al-karwiya" seeds, which some presume is the origin of the Latin word carvi and from "Caria", where caraway may have first been used. The history of caraway dates back to the Stone Age, and the plant itself was native to Central Europe through Asia. Today, it’s cultivated mainly in Holland, but also Finland, Eastern Europe, Germany, Canada, the United States, and North Africa.
Caraway or cumin?
- They are indeed hard to distinguish just by their looks.
- Cumin seeds are lighter in color, larger, and have a more delicate flavor than caraway.
- Caraway seeds have an earthier aroma than cumin seeds.
- Cumin is a key ingredient in many curries and chili powders, while Caraway is often used in rye bread and cabbage dishes.
In order to keep our organic herbs, spices & seasoning blends as fresh as possible we keep our standing inventory very low. There may be up to a 4 week lead time for this product to get you the freshest products possible.
- Store below 15°C and < 65% humidity.
- Store in the dark as light degrades flavors.
- Mason jars make great storage containers.
- Can be frozen to prolong shelf life.