Caraway Seed, Carum carvi, is a member of the Apiaceae (or Umbelliferae) family, often referred to as the parsley family, and is closely related to anise, asafoetida, caraway, carrot, celery, chervil, coriander, cumin, dill, fennel, and parsnip. Caraway is indigenous to the Mediterranean, Northern Africa and Central Europe and may be best known as the seed that flavors rye bread.
Caraway is also called Goht leuih ji (Cantonese), Ge lü zi (Mandarin), Cumin des prés, Carvi, or Grains de carvi (French), Kümmel (German), Cumino tedesco, Carvi or Caro (Italian), Alcaravia (Portuguese), Alcaravea or Carvi (Spanish). It is also known as Meridian fennel or Persian cumin.
Caraway Seed contains between 3-7% essential oil.