Ajwain Seeds Whole

2.0 oz

Ajwain seeds are used as a spice. The grayish-green seeds are striped and curved (similar to cumin or caraway seeds in appearance), often with a fine silk stalk attached. They are usually sold whole. The seeds are often chewed on their own for medicinal value, tasting bitingly hot and bitter.

  • Ajwain seed is commonly used as a spice in African cuisine, lending a flavor that is savory and somewhat bitter.

  • The seeds add balance to sweet soups and stews and are said to lessen the gaseous effects of beans.

  • Ajwain goes well with chicken, fish, legumes, and in curries, and may be combined with turmeric, paprika, cumin, fennel, and coriander.

  • Ajwain seeds are associated with Ayurvedic tradition and are used as a digestive aid as well as for minor stomach complaints.

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