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  Spice Pages: Caraway Seeds (Carum carvi)
Caraway is a spice mostly loved in Northern, Central and Eastern Europe; languages of other regions often lack a specific name for caraway, but use the name of cumin instead, often with a geographic epithet referring to Germany: Turkish
Although caraway is a common plant of Alpine meadows at low elevation, is was grown systematically in medieval monasteries, mainly to its extremely effective antiflatulent powers (see also lovage); there is still some domestic production of caraway in Germany, although most now stems from Egyptian imports.
Caraway is a controversial spice; to many, it appears dominant and disagreeable, especially to those who are not used to a cuisine rich in caraway.
www.uni-graz.at /~katzer/engl/Caru_car.html   (1050 words)

  
  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Hattie W. Caraway
Hattie Caraway was born near Bakerville, Tennessee in Humphreys County.
Hattie Caraway married Thaddeus H. Caraway and moved with him to Jonesboro, Arkansas where she cared for their children and home and her husband practiced law and started a political career.
Her husband was elected to the United States House of Representatives as a Democrat in 1912 and served in that office until 1921 when he was elected to the United States Senate where he served until he died in office in 1931.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Hattie-W.-Caraway   (557 words)

  
 Caraway oil (Carum carvi) - information on the origin, source, extraction method, chemical composition, therapeutic ...
Caraway oil is extracted by steam distillation from the dried ripe seeds and yields 2 - 8 %.
Caraway oil calms the nerves and soothes mental fatigue, while settling the stomach, nervous digestion, colic, flatulence and gastric spasms.
Caraway oil can be used in a blended massage oil or diluted in the bath to assist with painful period pains, digestive problems or respiratory congestion, while at the same time being a tonic for the skin.
www.essentialoils.co.za /essential-oils/caraway.htm   (748 words)

  
  Caraway Seeds, Herb Monograph - Flora Health Herb Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Caraway oil is used to treat stomach disorders, as it is both a stimulant and carminative.
In folk medicine, caraway was believed to improve lactation in nursing mothers, induce menstruation, relieve toothache, sweeten bad breath, and improve digestion, although it has not been proven as a treatment for these conditions.
The dosage for caraway seed given as a medicinal tea is as follows: Pour (150 ml) of boiling water over 1-2 teaspoons of freshly crushed caraway seeds and steep 10-15 minutes, then strain.
www.florahealth.com /flora/home/Canada/healthinformation/encyclopedias/CarawaySeeds.asp   (647 words)

  
 Information on the herb caraway.
Caraway is one of the most effective of all carminative herbs and the seeds have excellent carminative as well as stomachic properties, while the oil has spasmolytic and antimicrobial activity.
Caraway is used to aid the digestion, and is recommended for indigestion, gas, and infant colic since time immemorial.
Caraway essential oil is used to ease mental strain and boost energy while settling digestive disorders, detoxifying the body, increasing milk in breastfeeding mothers and helping the skin disperse bruises.
www.ageless.co.za /herb-caraway.htm   (637 words)

  
 Caraway
Caraway oil, extracted from the seeds, used to be given in very small amounts to relieve gassy indigestion or colic.
Caraway seeds are widely used to flavor and season rye breads, cakes (they are a fine substitute for poppy seeds in old standbys such as seed cake), biscuits, cheeses, omelets, pasta, soups, salad dressing, applesauce, rice, and seafood.
Susceptible to crown rot, and to infestations of aphids and carrot weevils.
www.herbs2000.com /herbs/herbs_caraway.htm   (1138 words)

  
 CARAWAY
Caraway seeds are actually the mericarps of ripe fruit borne in compound umbels.
The reported life zone for caraway is 6 to 19 degrees centigrade with an annual precipitation of 0.4 to 1.3 meters and a soil pH of 4.8 to 7.8 (4.1-31).
In the Netherlands, caraway is typically seeded at the end of March and blossoms during the following year, in May. For the annual variety grown in the United States, planting is done in early spring, and the plants mature in late summer.
www.hort.purdue.edu /newcrop/med-aro/factsheets/CARAWAY.html   (508 words)

  
 botanical.com - A Modern Herbal | Caraway - Herb Profile and Information
Caraway grown in more northerly latitudes is richer in essential oil than that grown in southern regions, and if grown in full sun a greater percentage and a richer oil is obtained.
Caraway was widely employed at one time as a carminative cordial, and was recommended in dyspepsia and symptoms attending hysteria and other disorders.
Distilled Caraway water is considered a useful remedy in the flatulent colic of infants, and is an excellent vehicle for children's medicine.
www.botanical.com /botanical/mgmh/c/carawa20.html   (1367 words)

  
 Caraway
Caraway is the mature, dried schizocarpic fruit of a biennial herb of the parsley family (Umbelliferae), native to Eurasia.
Caraway should be transported in areas which exhibit the lowest temperatures during the voyage and are dry.
Caraway consignments may be infested by rats, mice and beetles (in particular drugstore beetles, hump spider beetles, Australian spider beetles and golden spider beetles) and moths (dried fruit and cacao moths) and mites.
www.tis-gdv.de /tis_e/ware/gewuerze/kuemmel/kuemmel.htm   (970 words)

  
 Caraway in Saskatchewan
Caraway plants with a root diameter of approximately 1.2 cm (½ in) or larger are capable of flowering and producing seed.
The average yield of the biennial caraway in Saskatchewan is 800 kg/ha (700 lbs/acre), whereas, yields of annual caraway are lower.
Caraway and companion crop seed should not be mixed in the same seed box as this will cause flow rate problems due to the different seed densities.
www.agr.gov.sk.ca /docs/production/caraway2000.asp   (2908 words)

  
 Caraway - Allrecipes
Caraway seed is the dried fruit of the herb Carum carvi.
Caraway seed is known for its flavor in rye bread, and it is used to flavor cakes, biscuits, cheese, carrot and potato dishes.
Caraway is used in European, German, and British cooking and in pickle blends, harissa and sauerkraut blends.
www.allrecipes.com /HowTo/Caraway/Detail.aspx   (201 words)

  
 Caraway Seed from Herbal Extracts Plus
Caraway is an annual or biennial herb with finely divided leaves and slender stems that grow from one to two feet in height and are topped by small white flowers.
Caraway Seeds were widely known for their mildly spicy, aromatic flavor that were not only used in herbal medicine, helping to relieve digestive ailments (Dioscorides even prescribed Caraway for "pale-faced girls"), but it has also been an important ingredient in baked goods, soups, salads, cordials, confectionery, soaps and perfumery.
Caraway Seed is famous for improving the appetite and treating conditions of the digestive system, including heartburn, indigestion, colic, nausea, upset stomach and stomach ulcers.
www.herbalextractsplus.com /caraway-seed.cfm   (738 words)

  
 Annual Caraway Trials at CSIDC
Caraway seeds are used as a flavoring for baked goods, cheeses, and sauerkraut.
The caraway seed contains an extractable vegetable oil fraction which may be blended with the essential oil for use as a flavoring agent.
Caraway was sown at Outlook in 1995 at depths of 3, 4, 5, and 6 cm.
www.agr.gc.ca /pfra/csidc/caraway_e.htm   (503 words)

  
 Caraway Seed - BBQ Herbs and Spices
Caraway was known in England from the 14th Century.
Caraway oil is used in liqueurs, perfume and mouthwashes.
Caraway Seeds should have a uniform shape and consistent creamy brown colour with no stem or chaff content.
www.barbecue-online.co.uk /bbq_herbs_spices/caraway_seed.htm   (190 words)

  
 Hattie Wyatt Caraway Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
Hattie Caraway entered the 72nd Congress in December 1931 with a commission from the governor to occupy her husband's Senate seat until the special election, called for January 1932.
Caraway opposed Lend Lease for fear it would lead to war and defended local control against the president's policy to end the poll tax, which had disqualified many African-Americans in Arkansas from voting.
Caraway lost the Democratic primary in her bid for a third term in 1944, but did not retire from politics.
www.bookrags.com /biography/hattie-wyatt-caraway   (997 words)

  
 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for caraway
caraway Biennial herb native to Eurasia and cultivated for its small, brown seed-like fruits that are used for flavouring foods.
caraway Dried ripe fruit of Carum carvi, an aromatic spice, used to flavour the liqueur kümmel, some types of aquavit, on bread and rolls, and in seed cake.
Effects of a fixed combination of peppermint oil and caraway oil on symptoms and quality of life in patients suffering from functional dyspepsia.
www.encyclopedia.com /searchpool.asp?target=caraway   (528 words)

  
 Caraway
Caraway is a biennial that is widely cultivated throughout the world, and is native to Europe, Asia, and North Africa.
Caraway belongs to a class of herbs called carminatives, which are plants helpful in easing gastrointestinal discomfort, including gas.
A combination of caraway with the other carminative herbs anise and fennel has shown to be helpful in dealing with conditions of flatulence and mild abdominal cramping, especially in children.
www.truestarhealth.com /Notes/2060004.html   (711 words)

  
 Caraway Seed Benefits and Information
The fruit and seed of the caraway plant are used to prepare medicinal remedies.
The primary active constituent in caraway is volatile oil (4-6% on average), which itself is made up of carvone and limonene.
Caraway is usually administered in the form of a tea you can drink.
www.nutrasanus.com /caraway-seed.html   (469 words)

  
 Growing and Using Caraway
Caraway is one of those under rated herbs placed in the category of "herbs grown for seed".
Caraway can be grown in a row, much like carrots, and each part of it can be harvested for different culinary uses.
Caraway is a biennial herb, which means it takes two seasons to produce seeds and finish it's growing cycle.
www.seedsofknowledge.com /caraway.html   (835 words)

  
 Growing and Using Caraway
Caraway is one of those under rated herbs placed in the category of "herbs grown for seed".
Caraway can be grown in a row, much like carrots, and each part of it can be harvested for different culinary uses.
Caraway is a biennial herb, which means it takes two seasons to produce seeds and finish it's growing cycle.
seedsofknowledge.com /caraway.html   (835 words)

  
 Caraway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Caraway or Persian cumin (Carum carvi) is a biennial plant in the family Apiaceae, native to Europe and western Asia.
Caraway (Carum carvi L.) is a hardy, biennial herb which is native to Europe and Western Asia.
Caraway Thyme has a strong caraway scent and is sometimes used as a substitute for real caraway in recipies.
zorgia.net /caraway.php   (797 words)

  
 Caraway
Caraway is a spice mostly loved in Europe; languages of other regions often lack a specific name for caraway, but use the name of cumin with some adjective instead.
Caraway's aroma does not harmonize with most other spices, but its combination with garlic is effective and popular in Austria and Southern Germany for meat (e.g., roast pork Schweinsbraten) and vegetables.
Caraway is a controversial spice; to many, it appears dominant and unpleasant, especially to those who are not used to a cuisine rich in caraway.
www.khanakhazana.com /reference/caraway.aspx   (521 words)

  
 Caraway Seed
Caraway Seed is actually the fruit of a biennial herb in the parsley family, known as Carum carvi.
Caraway is native to Asia as well as northern and central Europe.
Caraway Seed is great for use in sauerkraut, soups, and stews; add Caraway in the last 15 minutes of cooking for best flavor.
www.culinarycafe.com /Spices_Herbs/Caraway_Seed.html   (236 words)

  
 Hattie Caraway Summary
Hattie Caraway married Thaddeus H. Caraway and moved with him to Jonesboro, Arkansas where she cared for their children and home and her husband practiced law and started a political career.
Her husband was elected to the United States House of Representatives as a Democrat in 1912 and served in that office until 1921 when he was elected to the United States Senate where he served until he died in office in 1931.
Caraway was a prohibitionist and voted against anti-lynching legislation along with many other southern Senators.
www.bookrags.com /Hattie_Caraway   (1366 words)

  
 Out of the Frying Pan! Herb & Spice Encyclopedia: Caraway
Roman soldiers supped on caraway bread, and the spread of the Roman empire resulted in the spread of caraway.
Caraway is used extensively in the German, Austrian and Eastern European cuisine in both savory (sauerkraut, cheese, sausage, bread) and sweet (cakes, cookies, sweet breads) dishes.
Like anise, caraway is an excellent breath freshener and is often taken after meals.
www.outofthefryingpan.com /spices/caraway.shtml   (191 words)

  
 Caraway
Caraway seed is also a popular addition to German cheeses, soups and vegetable dishes and in Norway caraway bread is standard fare.
Caraway was said to make the heart grow fonder and keep it from straying, hence it was once given to keep a lover's heart true.
Caraway seed is also given to homing pigeons (their favorite snack) to keep them from flying away.
herbalmusings.com /caraway.htm   (302 words)

  
 Caraway
Caraway is a biennial that is widely cultivated throughout the world, and is native to Europe, Asia, and North Africa.
Caraway belongs to a class of herbs called carminatives, which are plants helpful in easing gastrointestinal discomfort, including gas.
A combination of caraway with the other carminative herbs anise and fennel has shown to be helpful in dealing with conditions of flatulence and mild abdominal cramping, especially in children.
www.publix.com /wellness/notes/Display.do?id=Herb&childId=Caraway   (712 words)

  
 Caraway oil
The main use of caraway oil is in the culinary trade where it is used to season and flavour a range of products such as sauces, breads, meat and cheese.
Like most essential oil crops, caraway requires plenty of phosphorus, potassium and nitrogen and it is recommended that soil tests be taken prior to planting to determine that none of these elements is lacking.
Caraway is sown from seed, using a direct drill precision seeder.
www.dpi.vic.gov.au /dpi/nreninf.nsf/childdocs/-22C871BE2A0105794A2568B30004D413-45149BF85B8EB0A2CA256BC7008242E5-5F1E116ACE52223C4A256DEA00278232-4AAE0B61F45AB732CA256BCF000BBD4A?open   (1407 words)

  
 Caraway Herb - Herbs
Caraway has long been used to flavour Kummel liqueur and the seeds have been used in the baking of rye bread.
Caraway grows to 60cm and has feathery leaves and crescent shaped seeds preceded by small white flowers which usually appear in the second year.
The seeds of Caraway have a piquant flavour and are used in baking for cakes, biscuits and bread.
www.greenchronicle.com /gardening/caraway_herb.htm   (207 words)

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