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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. Caraway seeds from the plant Carum carvi are known as kümmel in German.

They are crescent-shaped, extended, and have five pale ridges. Cumin is sometimes confused with caraway. Cumin is hotter to the taste, lighter in color and the seeds are larger than those of caraway. Its seeds are a rich source of dietary fiber.

Caraway seed aroma is just a little pungent than cumin seeds, a very popular spice in India. It is popularly known as ‘Shah Jeera’ in Hindi. Caraway contains health benefiting essential oils. Caraway spice is an excellent source of minerals like iron, copper, calcium, potassium, manganese, selenium, zinc and magnesium.

Caraway seed (Carum carvi)
PrincipleNutrient ValuePercentage of RDA
Energy333 Kcal17%
Carbohydrates49.90 g38%
Protein19.77 g35%
Total Fat14.59 g48%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Dietary Fiber38 g100%
Folates10 µg2.5%
Niacin3.606 mg23%
Pyridoxine0.360 mg28%
Riboflavin0.379 mg29%
Thiamin0.383 mg32%
Vitamin A363 IU12%
Vitamin C21 mg35%
Vitamin E2.5 mg17%
Sodium17 mg1%
Potassium1351 mg29%
Calcium689 mg69%
Copper0.910 mg101%
Iron16.23 mg203%
Magnesium258 mg64.5%
Manganese1.300 mg56.5%
Phosphorus568 mg81%

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