A pale yellow color and the odor is strong typical of the seed. The taste is also, similar, but quite burning, warm, biting. Like a rye bread baking in the oven.!
Primarily used in flavors: bread, cheese, meat, pickles, sauces and seasonings.
The main flavor ingredient in Scandinavian 'snaps'.
Also, used in mouth wash or gargle preparations, toothpaste flavors, chewing gum and candy.
Combinations with cinnamon or cassia oils are frequently encountered.
The main constituents of Caraway oil: Carvone & Limonene.
It has been known to have a calming effect on some stomach disorders and has been recommended to settle the digestion and stimulate the appetite.
It is been also used as an expectorant and may be beneficial for bronchitis.
Has also been suggested that it may be helpful for relieving menstrual discomforts and promoting milk secretions.
External use only. Do NOT use undiluted on the skin.
May cause dermal irritation in concentration.
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