Latin Name: Carum Carvi
These super seeds are a gourmet spice used all over the world for their distinctive aromatic flavour and health benefits.
Caraway seed aroma is just a little bitter than cumin seeds, a very popular spice in India.
The constituents that give caraway its distinct flavour and taste are ‘carvones’ and ‘caveols’. These compounds are responsible for giving the spice its antioxidant, digestive, carminative, and anti-flatulent properties.
Caraway contains several essential oils and several flavonoid antioxidants such as lutein, carotene, crypto-xanthin andzea-xanthin. These remove harmful free radicals from our bodies.
The caraway spice is also an excellent source of minerals like iron, copper, calcium, potassium, manganese, selenium, zinc and magnesium.
The seeds also contain many vital vitamins like A, E, C as well as a number of B-complex vitamins.