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Whole Caraway Seed

Caraway is an herbaceous biennial plant mostly used for its seed-like fruit, commonly called Caraway Seed. They are highly aromatic with a distinctive, earthy, anise flavor.

  • Approximately 1/8 to 3/16 inch long

  • Brown shells with light green to brown colored ridges

  • Crescent shape

  • Price: $24.80
    $1.55 / Ounce

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    Suggested uses

  • Incorporate in baked goods, like rye bread or spice cakes

  • Roast alongside beef, potatoes and carrots for an authentic German flavor

  • Sprinkle on top of vegetables, baked goods or coleslaw for a unique anise flavor combination

  • Basic prep

    Ready to use. Add to taste.

    Storage & handling

    Store in cool, dry place.


    Caraway seeds.

    Caraway Seed, or "Carum carvi," is an exceptionally old spice with some speculating its origin dating back to the Stone Age. It is a hearty, biennial plant in the Apiaceae family, native to western Asia, Europe and Northern Africa. Its plant resembles carrot, growing from deep, long roots and sprouting feathery leaves and pink or white flowers.

    The use of Caraway Seed is most common in European cuisine, most famously for its presence in German rye bread or as a topping to scones and other breakfast pastries. The licorice-flavored seeds are also used in several liqueurs, including Kummul and some Schnapps.

    Beyond its culinary use, Caraway Seed and its oils has been long regarded for its ability to soothe the digestive system, treat toothaches and aid rheumatism due to its numbing properties.

    Classic recipe

    Czech Roast Pork

    Caraway seeds are the primary flavor of veprova pecene (caraway seed pork roast). Extra toasted Caraway Seeds garnish sauerkraut nicely.