The Spice Trader Caraway Seeds - 35G


Caraway is a hardy herbaceous member of the parsley and carrot family, growing to a height of 0.6 m. This seed spice is cultivated as a biennial.

Native range  

Asia, Northern Europe, Central Europe

Taste and aroma  

Caraway seeds have a warm, sweet, and slightly peppery aroma and their distinct flavour has a hint of fennel or anise with a note of dried orange peel.

Culinary uses  

Caraway is used extensively in eastern European, German, and Austrian cooking. It features in savoury and sweet dishes, including sauerkraut, goulash, and potato-based dishes. It is also used to flavour breads, cakes, and biscuits. Caraway is commonly used in the cooking of North Africa, mostly in vegetable dishes and in spice blends, such as Tunisian tabil and harissa.


Caraway seeds will keep for at least 24 months in an airtight container. They are easy to grind or pound when needed, but once ground the powder will lose its strength quite quickly.