About Caraway seed
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Caraway are the small, crescent-shaped dried seeds from an herb. They are used whole or ground to add a subtle anise flavoring to baked goods and savory dishes.
Caraway or Persian cumin (Carum carvi) is a biennial plant in the family Apiaceae, native to Europe and western Asia.
The plant is similar in appearance to a carrot plant, with finely divided, feathery leaves with thread-like divisions, growing on 20-30 cm stems. The main flower stem is 40-60 cm tall, with small white or pink flowers in umbels. Caraway fruits, (erroneously called seeds) are crescent-shaped achenes, around 2 mm long, with five pale ridges.
The plants prefers warm, sunny locations and well-drained soil.