A staple of German cooking, Caraway Seeds are used by many as an after-dinner mint, probably because they are known to aid digestion. The caraway plant produces small, thin crescent shaped seeds that are dark brown in colour with pale ribs along the edges giving them a striped appearance. The seeds give off a warm, earthy aroma and a slightly minty anise flavour. Use whole or ground, raw or roasted ?which really enhances the nutty flavour. Caraway Seeds also provide the characteristic flavour of gin and are an obvious ingredient in rye bread, providing a hint of fennel, anise with a touch of citrus for a wonderful flavour combination!