Newsletters Sign Up
Newsletters View Archives
Catalog View/Download
Log InCreate Account For Call In Orders 800 500 6148
Caraway Seed Whole

Caraway Seed Whole

[ 1068 ]
icon image
per 1/4 Pound
Quantity:  
$1.52 
icon image
per Pound
Quantity:  
$3.80 

Caraway seed is used to flavor liqueurs, teas, soups, breads and other baked goods. It is widely used in Scandinavian cooking, as well as in German, Russian and Indian cuisines.

kosher certificate information
Carum carvi

Caraway Seed Whole

Caraway seed, whole

a.
quick look

variety information to have
cups to lb4
originholland
active compoundsVolatile oil, bitters, tannin, resin, wax, mucilage, sugar, and cellulose. Carvol and carvene.
plant part usedseed
processingwhole
why buy whole caraway seed?Multiple culinary uses.

b.
buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips
storage tipsStore in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.
appearance & aromaGrayish-brown with ridges and an anise-like aroma.

c.
uses

try something new
culinaryUse in cakes, breads, muffins and cookies. Caraway seed also flavors braised meats and vegetables. May also be prepared as tea.

some recommendations

other products to love
[ juniper berries ]

Use caraway seed and juniper berries together to flavor stews and braised meats.

shop now
[ fennel seed ]
[ fennel seed ]

Fennel and caraway share similar flavor and digestive qualities.

shop now

d.
flavor profile

whole
caraway seed

Vaguely similar to licorice or anise, but tempered with peppery undertones.

e.
formulas & recipes

whole
caraway seed

coming soon

f.
what else you should know

whole
caraway seed

Caraway seed is said to be Europe’s first spice, with a history that begins in ancient Rome and eventually reaching Scandinavia during the Middle Ages. It is a staple flavoring agent and condiment in Northern, Central and Eastern European cuisines. In North Africa, caraway seed is a key ingredient in a pungent chili paste called harissa that is used to flavor stews, soups and couscous.

Although caraway grows freely in the Alpine meadows of Germany, the plant was carefully cultivated in medieval monasteries and the dried fruits were harvested for food as well as for their carminative and anti-flatulent properties. In fact, according to tradition, a cup of caraway tea is not only capable of dispelling gas, but can also ensure that true love never strays. The latter belief is preserved in the practice of feeding caraway seed to homing pigeons so that they can always find their way back to the roost.


BackgroundCaraway is native to the area surrounding the Mediterranean and Europe. Seed is used primarily. Leaf and root are also edible. One of the oldest cultivated spices use dates back to 3000-4000 BC.

In ancient times, Egyptians applied the seed in protecting their dead from evil spirits, and Greeks and Romans used it as food.  Caesar's army ate chara, a bread made of the root.

Its use and cultivation spread from Arabia to Northern Europe during the middle ages. Herbal lore ascribed it the power to prevent loss and theft. It was used in love potions. It is still used in seed mixtures to attract birds and to keep chickens and other domesticated birds from seeking other feeding spots.

Included in Shakespeare's "Henry IV" is, 'a pippin and a dish of Caraways.'

Properly stored, the seeds will remain flavorful for months. It is best to add seeds after the recipe is cooked. Their sweet aroma and flavor are reminiscent of anise seed and fennel. It is featured in foods of Germany, Austria, eastern Europe, and Scandinavia.

Caraway seeds can be freshen breath and its essential oil is found in many mouthwashes, toothpastes and chewing gums. It is used in several liquor recipes and to improve the flavor of various complementary herbal combinations.

Properties: Carminative, antispasmodic, stomachic, antispasmodic,
aphrodisiac, appetitive, emmenagogic, expectorant and
galactagogic (stimulating secretion of bile)


Customers who bought this also bought

Fennel seed, whole
Fennel seed, whole
In stock
Coriander seed, whole
Coriander seed, whole
In stock
Turmeric root, powder
Turmeric root, powder
In stock
Thyme leaf, c/s
Thyme leaf, c/s
In stock

for educational purposes only

This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

please be advised: 
you should always consult with your doctor
before making any changes to your diet!!
Welcome to the Monterey Bay Spice Company @ herbco.com

Bulk Herbs & Spices

Monterey Bay Spice Company has been delivering premium bulk herb botanicals, spices, teas, seasonings and much more for over fifteen years...

Farm Fresh Goods

Most all of our botanicals are sourced directly from the farmers and growers — this allows us to provide you with premium products at competitive prices

Co-Packing & Private Label

In addition our blending and milling services allow us to provide full-service co-packing solutions and private label contract packaging services to companies of all sizes

© 2014 Monterey Bay Spice Company, Inc.

Our Newsletter - Sign Up

Sign up to receive specials, recipes, and informative herb and spice articles.

Sign Up Now
Monterey Bay Spice Company
241 Walker Street
Watsonville, CA 95076
-
800.500.6148

Website &
Legal Info