Ajowan Seeds

Also known as ajwain or carom, it has a bitter, pungent taste with notes of anise and oregano. It’s a common flavoring for lentil dishes in Indian cuisine, and used as a bread topping in Western Asia.


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Popular in southern Indian cooking, this ajwain spice is actually a fruit rather than a seed.  Similar to lovage seeds, it has a flavor reminiscent of thyme, which is due to the fact that both contain the presence of the essential oil thymol. These seeds are found in Asian cooking, biscuits, savory pastries, breads, as well as in bean dishes. 

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