Caraway seeds are used as culinary spice, particularly for baking.
Use as a culinary spice for baking
Excellent for herbal tea
Recommended use:. ½-1 tsp of seeds per cup of boiling water. Let brew for 5-10 minutes and strain before serving. May also be used as a culinary spice.
Since the Middle Ages, caraway has been used as a fresh herb for cooking, but today we mostly use the seeds - and mainly for bread and cheese. Caraway seeds have an aromatic and 'sharp' taste. Caraway oil is used, among other things, for Danish schnapps.
Caraway is an umbellifer with finely divided leaves with thread-like divisions. It is a biennial plant with fruits that when ripe split into two 5-6 mm yellow-brown fruit parts.
Arabs used the fruits - erroneously called seeds - as a spice named karauya, hence the English name caraway. It is mentioned in cookbooks as early as th 14th Century.
Caraway is a must for sauerkraut. It is also used for adding flavour to bread, cheese, meat, cucumber salad and caraway bitters.