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Caraway seeds

Also Known As : Meridian fennel
Technical Name : Carum carvi


Taste Profile

They have anise like flavour.

Usage Tips

  1. Both the roots and the seeds are edible.
  2. The roots can be cooked just like carrot.

Common names and forms

  1. Caraway
  2. Caraway Powder
  3. Carway
  4. Organic Caraway
  5. Siah Jeera (Caraway Seeds)


Caraway seeds have a strong aroma. Their appearance is similar to that of cumin. They have a crescent shape, dark brown colour, with up to five stripes running lengthwise on their surface. They are used whole or in ground form for culinary purposes. 

Health benefits

  • Caraway seeds help to solve stomach related problems like indigestion, bloating, constipation and diarrhea.(1) 
  • It contains fiber that helps to reduce bad cholesterol levels in the body.(1)
  • It also reduces the risk of developing heart disease and stroke.(1)

Selection Guide

Buy whole caraway seeds instead of its powder, as it may contain adulterants.


Overuse of caraway extract with iron supplements or iron rich foods might increase iron levels in the body and may cause hemochromatosis (Iron disorder in human body).(2) 

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