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Ajwain Seed

Organic Ajwain seeds from India

Ajwain Seed

Ajwain is a small gray green seed that comes from a small annual shrub with many branches of small feather-like leaves.
The seeds are used in cooking and as the main source of the essential oil Thymol which is a strong germicide, anti-spasmodic and fungicide. A flavor is harsh thyme-like with a bit of a kick, leaving a milder, pleasant aftertaste
Ajwain seed is commonly used as a spice in Middle Eastern, Indian and 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.
Other names: Ajave Seeds, Bishop’s Weed, Carom, Ethiopian Cumin, Omam, Omum


Organic ajwain seed


Serving Size: 2.5g /cup
Origin: India
Certification: Organic
Grade or Quality: Whole seed
Aroma: a pungent thyme/cumin fragrance
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