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Castroni Ground Kummel
Caraway (Carum carvi L.), also known as caraway or kummel (from German), is a biennial plant in the family Apiaceae, native to Europe and Asia west-central and northeastern known in Africa, but grown both in Europe and in the United States. In Italy it is widespread in subalpine zones and the northern Apennines.
It is not to be confused with cumin (cuminum cyminum), which has similar fruits but with a completely different flavour.
The caraway has an aroma reminiscent fennel and anise but with a pungent and slightly peppery notes. Very popular in central and northern Europe, enters the composition of rye bread and dessert and is used to flavour dishes of sauerkraut, cabbage salads, cheeses, stews and dishes based on fish.
It il also used in North Africa, especially in Morocco, Libya and Tunisia, where it enters the Harissa composition, a pepper sauce, garlic and oil.
In the form of the extract is used to flavour some liqueurs (Kummel and Shnapps).