Caraway oil is born of the seed of a plant originally cultivated in Turkey. Its complex flavor striking bitter, earthy notes contrast sweet tones like licorice and fennel found in anise. Caraway’s versatility is a staple of the fragrance, culinary and medical industries.
In the fragrance industry, caraway’s combination of sweet and sharp notes works with different perfume platforms. Legend has it the scent protects the wearer from theft and keeps their partners from straying.
Caraway is most famous for its presence in rye bread, but that’s one of many culinary uses. Muffins, bagels, French toast, and croutons highlight earthy and sweet tones of caraway. Pies, jellies, and custards also make use of caraway. However, seasoning roasted vegetables or adding caraway to fermented food like sauerkraut adds depth to these dishes. The difference between traditional and Bavarian sauerkraut is the presence of caraway seeds in the Bavarian version.
There are several positive effects caraway has on the body. Caraway promotes healthy digestion by eliminating bloating and smoothing the digestive tract, thus reducing indigestion, gas, and heartburn. Anti-inflammatory qualities are so prominent that caraway compares to steroid-based drugs. Furthermore, caraway naturally reduces carb cravings as a natural weight loss method.
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