Carom seeds is commonly known as bishop's weed and a very effective spice which is used in food as well as medicines. They are used in small quantities and almost always used cooked. They vary from being slightly olive green to brown in colour. They are used in different vegetable dishes and added to various pickles.
Carom seeds are mostly sold as whole seeds, as that is the most common form in which it is used in Indian cooking. Choose those seeds that look crisp and fresh, and have a strong aroma.
Overconsumption of ajwain can lead to stomach ulcer, heartburns and nausea.(2)
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