£5.40 – £54.90
Whole Organic Caraway Seeds
Product of: Egypt
Nett Weight: 250g | 500g | 1kg | 2.5kg | 5kg
A member of the carrot family, native to Asia and Europe. Used whole, the thin crescent-shaped seeds have a strong characteristic flavour. Add at the beginning of cooking and use sparingly. Good in bread, curries, casseroles, pastries and cakes.
Caraway, also known as meridian fennel, and Persian cumin, is a biennial plant in the family Apiaceae.
Not technically seeds, these are the split halves of the dried fruits of a plant that are used as a spice. They grow in East and South East Europe, the Netherlands, North Africa and the USA. They are brown, long, narrow, slightly curved, ridged, and pointed at both ends. They are aromatic and have a distinctive bitter, sharp, nutty taste, with warm, sweet undertones.
Caraway seeds are widely used in Central and Eastern Europe to flavour rye bread, biscuits, cakes, stews, meat dishes, cheeses, sauerkraut and pickles; they are also often combined with potatoes and apples. They can be used in English comfits and seed cakes, the Arabic spice mixture tabil, North African harissa paste, and north Indian curries. Liqueurs such as kummel, schnapps and aquavit are all flavoured with caraway.
Here are some tips for maximising the shelf life of your seeds:
• Store in an airtight container.
• Store in a cool, dark cupboard.
• Store away from direct heat or sunlight.
• Keep lid tightly closed when not in use.
• Suitable for home freezing
Some benefits of proper food storage include eating healthier, cutting food costs and helping the environment by avoiding waste.
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