Caraway

Synonym: Persian cumin

Caraway (Carum carvi) is a biennial plant that is about 60-100 cm tall. It belongs to the family Umbelliferae / Apiaceae and is used as a spice all over the world. The major regions are in Germany, France, Holland, England and Sweden.

The essential oils of caraway (carvone, limonene) are responsible for the typical caraway flavor. Caraway is also an old home remedy for preventing flatulence. Therefore, it is traditionally added to food that is hard to digest (such as cabbage and sauerkraut). Caraway matches perfectly to potato dishes, cheese and bread (in whole or ground).

Caraway is also used to flavor various spirits such as aquavit and allasch (a well-know German liqueur flavored with caraway).

Nutrients of caraway

Nutrients of caraway per 100 mg
Energy
333 kcal
Water
9,87 g
Protein
19,77 g
Fat
14,59 g
Carbohydrates
49,9 g
Dietary fiber
38 g
Calcium
689 mg
Potassium
1351 mg
Magnesium
258 mg

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