Azil Organic Caraway
Caraway, also known as meridian fennel and Persian cumin (Carum carvi),
is a biennial plant in the family Apiaceae,
native to western Asia, Europe, and North Africa.
Azil Organic Caraway
The plant is similar in appearance to other members of the carrot family,
with finely divided, feathery leaves with thread-like divisions,
growing on 20–30 cm (7.9–11.8 in) stems.
The main flower stem is 40–60 cm (16–24 in) tall,
with small white or pink flowers in umbels.
Caraway fruits, commonly (erroneously) called seeds,
are crescent-shaped achenes, around 2 mm (0.08 in) long, with five pale ridges.
The fruits, usually used whole, have a pungent,
anise-like flavor and aroma that comes from essential oils,
mostly carvone, limonene, and anethole.
Caraway is used as a spice in breads, especially rye bread.
Caraway is also used in desserts, liquors, casseroles, and other foods.
It is also found in European cuisine.
For example, it is used in goulash, sauerkraut, and caraway seed cake.
The roots may be cooked as a vegetable like parsnips or carrots.
Additionally, the leaves are sometimes consumed as herbs,
either raw, dried, or cooked, similar to parsley.
In Hungary and Serbia, caraway is commonly sprinkled over home-made salty scones (köményes pogácsa / pogačice s kimom).
It is also used to add flavor to cheeses such as bondost, pultost, havarti, and Tilsit.
Scandinavian akvavit, Icelandic brennivín,
and several liqueurs are made with caraway.
In Middle Eastern cuisine, caraway pudding, called meghli, is a popular dessert during Ramadan.
It is typically made and served in the Levant area in winter and on the occasion of having a new baby.
Caraway is also added to flavor harissa, a North African chili pepper paste.
In Aleppian Syrian cuisine it is used to make the sweet scones named keleacha.
Caraway fruit oil is also used as a fragrance component in soaps,
lotions, and perfumes.
Caraway is also used as a breath freshener, and it has a long tradition of use in folk medicine.
In the United States, the most common use of caraway is whole as an addition to rye bread – often called seeded rye or Jewish rye bread.
Caraway fruits are frequently used in Irish soda bread, along with raisins and currants.
Harvest period: second week of June
Harvest method: manual
*Bulk : 20 Kgr
*Retails: 120 gr
*Number of boxes per cartons : 24
*Number of Cartons per pallets : 96