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Ajwain Seeds

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Ajwain, also known as Carom Seed, is an annual herb in the family Apiaceae. It is originated in India. Both the leaves and the fruit of the plant are consumed by humans. The Major producers of Carom seed are India, Persia, Iran, Egypt, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and North Africa.


The Ajwain or Carom seed is fruit small fruit of the Bishop weed. The small fruits are pale brown in color and an oval in shape, resembling caraway and cumin. It has a bitter and pungent taste, with a flavor similar to anise and oregano. They smell almost exactly like thyme because it also contains thymol, but is more aromatic and less subtle in taste, as well as slightly bitter and pungent.


Ajwain or Carom Seed can be stored in an airtight container away from moisture, heat, and sunlight. Then, they will remain their flavor for about one year.


The Ajwain or Carom Seeds has strong, dominant, and distinctive taste and flavor. Due to this exotic fragrance, these seeds are largely to the all-vegetarian and non-vegetarian cuisine throughout the world.  These seed are used for making pickles, tempering dishes, bread, meat, vegetables, snack and lentils, soups, stock and stew. They are highly incorporated for making various salad dressing and bakery.

Health Benefits:

There are many Health’s Benefits mentioned below,

  • Improve Indigestion
  • Cure Constipation
  • Cure Kidney Disorder
  • Fight Asthma
  • Improve Liver Function
  • Improve Kidney Function
  • Cure Arthritis
  • Prevent heart problems
  • Fight Diabetes
  • Improve Eye Sight
  • Prevent Cancer
  • Boost Immune System
  • Cure for Oral Disease
  • Fight Infection
  • Cure Joint Problem
  • Fight Allergies
  • Control Weight
  • Cure Migraine

Nutritional Value of Carom Seed:

Nutritional Value of Carom seed contains per 100gms is mentioned below:

Energy                                323 kcal

Carbohydrates                  61 g

Fiber           34 g

Fat                                      20 g

Protein                               6 g


Thiamin                             0.0 mg

Riboflavin                         1.16 mg

Niacin                                0 mg

Vitamin B6                       0 mg


Calcium                             646 mg

Iron                                    8.7 mg

Magnesium                       0 mg

Manganese                        0 mg

Phosphorus                       0 mg

Potassium                         1102 mg

Sodium                              243 mg

Zinc                                    0 mg

Copper                               0 mg


Shape: Oval

Size: Small

Color: Pale Brown

Taste:  Bitter and Pungent



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