Arabic Name and Pronunciation:
Karawayeh, pronounced cara-wi-a
Caraway seeds are spicy and sweet, with a hint of a dill flavor.
Buying Caraway Seeds:
Caraway seeds look very similar to cumin. They are dark brown, and can be bought whole or ground. At the market, you want to look for whole seeds that are dark brown with a light brown ridges. Ground caraway seeds are also very dark brown.
Storing Caraway Seeds:
Ground caraway is best bought is small quantities and stored in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. Whole seeds should also be stored in a container in a cool area, as well.
Uses for Caraway Seeds:
You will find caraway in primarily Tunisian and other Northern African cuisine. It is used to produce a spicy flavor.