Caraway Seed

Caraway Seed
Caraway Seed
Caraway Seed Caraway Seed
100155 001
Net Weight:
2.5 oz
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Caraway Seed, the dominant flavor in rye bread, is often overlooked in today’s kitchens. But give this spice a chance! Spend a moment with its aroma, and you’ll get a deeply earthy, woodsy smell. Stay with the Caraway Seed a little longer and a warm, almost buttery sort of note flitters around the edges of the aroma. When you take a taste, the initial flavor is sharp and almost soapy, with a vaporous, camphor element with sparks of citrus, pepper, and licorice. It fades into a pleasant peppery bitterness that lingers, thanks to the volatile oil content. Our Caraway Seed has a minimum of 1% volatile oil and can go as high as 7%, but generally ranges between 3-5% by weight.

Some food historians believe that Caraway Seed may be one of the first spices ever used in the Europe; Caraway seeds have been found in archaeological digs of ancient lake dwellings in Switzerland dating back to 6000 BC. The first written records mentioning Caraway Seeds are in the Egyptian medical papyrus dating back to 1552 BC. These ancient Egyptian texts provide insight into the medical practices and procedures and of ancient Egypt. They even offer details on disease, diagnosis, and treatments of disease, including herbal remedies, magic spells and surgery. Julius Caesar's (100-44 BC) army ate a bread made of caraway root. In the Middle Ages (400-1400 AD) caraway was being grown as far south as the Nile valley countries of Egypt and Sudan and as far north as Scandinavia.


Tips From Our Kitchen


Dry toast Caraway Seeds in a pan to pull out the full flavor of the volatile oils. The camphor-like flavor of Caraway Seeds add a bracing contrast to fatty foods like duck or pork shoulder, and are a great topper for mild, soft cheeses, like muenster. They are a must with strong foods like cabbage, and add a biting spark to sauerkraut’s funk. Caraway Seeds are wonderful with baked apples. They are famous in rye bread, but are a welcome addition to Irish soda bread, too. Garnish braised carrots and parsnips with Caraway Seeds. They should be added later in the cooking process, since too much prolonged heat can turn them bitter. We also offer Ground Caraway Seed as an option for our customers.

Our Caraway Seed is grown in Canada, Egypt or Finland, depending on the time of the year.

This product is certified kosher.


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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 tsp

Amount Per Serving


% Daily Value*

Total Fat0g1%

Saturated Fat0g0%

Trans Fat0g

Polyunsaturated Fat0g

Monounsaturated Fat0g



Total Carbohydrate1.3g0%

Dietary Fiber1.0g4%

Total Sugars0.0g

Added Sugars0g0%

Sugar Alcohol0.0g


Vitamin D0mcg0%




*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. These values were calculated and therefore are approximate. For more accuracy, testing is advised.

4.8 out of 5
12 total ratings.

elana s. (Verified buyer) 04/20/2022
Aroma was very fresh Flavor Aroma was very fresh Flavor was robust Service was fast, efficient and product was secure in the package. Thank you

Kerry B. (Verified buyer) 03/27/2022
really good on pizza.. i really good on pizza.. i use these in my canning superior taste, thanks

Kim A. (Verified buyer) 12/11/2020
Thanks you - I really Thanks you - I really enjoyed working with your company will continue to order my supplies for you. Your staff was a great help. Thanks,

Mary K. (Verified buyer) 04/22/2020
great service. Arrived quickly and great service. Arrived quickly and came with an unexpected sampler. Will definitely use them again.

Scott O. (Verified buyer) 04/02/2020
Great aroma and taste We use it coarsely ground to season rice, soups and breads, and sprinkled on salads.

John P. (Verified buyer) 06/19/2019
All good All good

Nancy M. (Verified buyer) 04/04/2019
Love these flavorful seeds If you love caraway seeds - these are the best. We made some Irish Soda bread for St. Patrick's day and these caraway seeds make the difference between good and great bread. Also use them on potato, ham and bacon pizza. Highly recommend.

Darrell S. (Verified buyer) 03/12/2019
Outstanding copmany! Spices Inc. Has the best prices on line, better quality, fast shipping and always include a free goody. How great is that?

Laird H. (Verified buyer) 10/31/2018
Carraway seeds Have used them to make rye bread. They were delicious and a larger quantity than I could get at the grocery store, so I can make lots of bread whenever I want. Yahoo!

Dottie D. (Verified buyer) 03/09/2018
Dottie I am new to making rye bread and have had a few failures. Since buying these caraway seeds I have relaxed and am doing a good job. They have a wonderful aroma and work so very well in the bread. Will be looking for more spices. I think the are fresh and taste delicious.
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