Carom seeds are a spice derived from a herb plant that belongs to the Apiaceae family. They are small seeds that are curved in shape and are very aromatic.They range from green to brown in color and are striped and have a fine silk stalk attached. These seeds resemble the seeds of other plants in the Apiaceae family such as cumin, caraway and fennel. The carom plant has its origins in India and Middle East and its usage is most prevalkent in Indian and middle-eastern cuisines. This spice is easily available all through the year.
Select carom seeds that are in sealed packaging without any signs of dampness, insect infestation or mould growth.
Excess consumption of carom seeds may result in nausea,dizziness increased heart rate and palpitations due to the compound Thymol present in it. People suffering from liver conditions must not consume carom seeds, as thymol, may cause permanent liver damage in them. Their overconsumption may also cause acidity.
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