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Caraway (Carum Carvi) is a very old spice, there is evidence going back to the Stone Age of its use.
It is the seed of a Biennial Plant that has delicate leaves and white blossoms.
Caraway use declined a few hundred years ago but it has begun a revival in the past 50-70 years.
Also referred to as Nigella Seed.
Caraway is a well known ingredient in English Seed Cake and is used in other desserts as well.
It is also chewed after meals as a digestive aid.
Caraway is common to German and Austrian cooking.
It is good with potatoes, cabbage and carrots; also sausages, duck and goose.