Warm and inviting Ground Caraway Seed has a wonderfully earthy aroma, savory and deep, with a lavish, buttery back note. At first taste Ground Caraway Seed is somewhat bitter and sharp, spiky with an almost soapy taste that echoes to its cousin, cilantro. Hints of anise and pepper rise next in the flavor profile, mellowing out bitter edges before the essential oils emerge. Ground Caraway Seed has a minimum of 1% volatile oil by weight, but can reach 7%. The volatile oils, close to the surface thanks to the small grind, are ready to emerge and create a smooth, nutty finish and rich feel to finish the flavor. We grind our caraway seed in small batches in-house to preserve volatile oils and protect flavor.
Caraway is from the family of flowering plants known as Apiaceae, also called Umbelliferae, so named because their flowers grow in large, plate-like clusters that look a bit like umbrellas. These plants tend to produce volatile oils in their leaves and so are often aromatic, and have hollow stems and hearty taproots. Sometimes the taproot is why people want Umbelliferae; carrots and parsnips are umbellifers grown for their taproots. Sometimes Umbelliferae are grown for leaves, like with parsley or chervil. And sometimes, Umbelliferae produce delicious fruits—like caraway. What we think of as a seed is actually half of the fruit, which splits away from its other half upon maturity.
Tips From Our Kitchen
Because Ground Caraway Seed exposes more surface area than whole seed, and therefore has much more ready access to volatile oils in the seed, use about a quarter to a third less ground seed than you would if using whole. The warming flavor of caraway lends itself to tomatoes, so use to garnish a tomato-rich shakshuka. Mix into bread dough, or sprinkle across the tops of bread loaves or homemade pretzels, and bake. Stir this into a pot of Hungarian-style beef stew. Add this to cabbage and roast. Whisk into the breading for pork or chicken schnitzel. Braise carrots with caraway seed. Stir into cauliflower rice. Lace brown butter with caraway seed and pour over egg noodles. We also offer whole Caraway Seed.
Our Ground Caraway Seed is cultivated in Finland.
This product is certified kosher.
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Serving Size1 tsp
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