Persian Cumin Caraway carum carvi Herb Garden World

Persian Cumin  Caraway  carum carvi  Herb Garden World

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While caraway or Persian cumin is a herb, its seeds are in general treated as a spice. The caraway is a biennial herbaceous plant that grows to a height of about 70 cm and a spread of 35 cm. The root system is tapered and like that of a parsnip. It has soft, fern like leaves and white hued with pink umbels of flowers that appear in mid summer. It takes two years for the caraway plant to mature and bear flowers. The ripe fruit of these flowers divide into two seeds.

Cultivation is most effectual when grown in a large clump. It requires well-drained soil and a good deal of sun to get the best flavor. Seedlings don’t transplant well, so sow in directly wherever they are to grow in the garden in spring or autumn. Caraway does best from fall-sown seeds and in general sprouting is a little slow.

Before planting work the soil to some depth since caraway is deep-rooted herb. It does well in all but those most wet warm regions. You must aloud about 20 cm between plants. Caraway needs very little attention other than weeding and guaranteeing watering in very dry weather condition.

The seeds are delicious cooked in seed cakes, with fatty meals such as pork, goose but they are especially good with cabbage dishes, carrots and cheese. It is also an all-important component of Kummel and other liqueurs. The roots might be boiled and eaten as vegetables while the crispy young leaves add a refreshening taste to salads and soups. Made into a tea, caraway is supposed to aid the digestion.

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