|Botanical Name :||Carumcarvi|
|English Name :||Caraway Seeds|
|Hindi Name :||Siya Jira, Karaway , Caraway|
|Family Name :||Apiaceae|
It is a native of North and Central Europe and is extensively cultivated in Holland, Russia, Poland, Bulgaria, Denmark, Romania, Syria, Morocco, Egypt and to a small extent in England, and US. It is cultivated as a cold season crop in the hills of Kashmir and Kumaon.
Caraway Seeds is brown in colour has pleasant odour is with sharp taste. Seeds are hard and sharp to touch.
Caraway is widely used as a spice for culinary purposes and for flavouring bread, biscuits, cakes and cheese. It is also used for seasoning sausages and as medicine.