Calories, kcal: 333 Proteins, g: 19.8 Fats, g: 14.6 Carbohydrates, g: 11.9
Caraway is a genus of plants in the Umbrella family, of which the most famous is the Carum carvi species - common caraway used as a spice.
The seed, usually used whole, has a pungent, aniseed smell and taste. The scent comes from essential oils, mainly carvone and limonene.
Besides cooking, cumin seed oil is also used in the cosmetic industry as a flavoring ingredient in soaps, lotions and perfumes.
Caloric content of cumin
The calorie content of cumin is 333 kcal per 100 grams of product.
The chemical composition of caraway contains many useful substances, these are vitamins: tocopherol, beta-carotene, phylloquinone and ascorbic acid, group B (calorizer). Minerals: potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorus. Cumin fruits contain fatty and essential oils, flavonoids, tannins and protein substances, coumarins.
Useful properties of cumin
Tea made from caraway seeds is good for colic.
Cumin is used to treat various diseases, as it has antiseptic, antihelminthic, choleretic, antispasmodic, carminative, astringent, expectorant, bactericidal and anti-inflammatory effects.
Contraindications for cumin
Caraway is contraindicated in people with high acidity of the stomach, in the presence of transplanted organs and individual intolerance.
Caraway in cooking
Cumin is used as a spice for bread, especially for rye bread. Also used in soups and other foods, especially in Central European and Scandinavian cuisine.
Aquavit and some liqueurs are also made using cumin. Also used to add flavor to cheeses. The roots can be eaten - these are root vegetables, like parsnips or carrots.