Caraway (Carum carvi) is a hardy biennial herb producing tasty and versatile seeds. Use the seeds in roasts and soups. It is a particularly great accompaniment to cabbage and potatoes. You can keep the seeds whole, roast them, or grind them before use. The young leaves also make a nice addition to salads. As all parts of the plant are edible, once you have harvested the seeds you can dig up and use the tap root in the same way as you would any other root vegetable. The seeds also have useful stomach calming effects.
This is an easy to grow herb, also known as Meridian fennel and Persian Cumin. Plant in a sunny, warm spot in a deep well-drained soil.
Eco-friendly: This herb plant is grown in peat free compost in a biodegradable pot made from waste coir with natural latex.
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