The plant is similar in appearance to other members of the carrot family, with finely divided, feathery leaves with thread-like divisions, growing on 20–30 cm (8–12 in) stems. The main flower stem is 40–60 cm (16–24 in) tall, with small white or pink flowers in umbels. Caraway fruits, commonly (erroneously) called seeds, are crescent-shaped achenes, around2 mm (1⁄16 in) long, with five pale ridges.
|Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)|
|Energy||1,390 kJ (330 kcal)|
|Dietary fiber||38.0 g|
|Vitamin A equiv.|
|†Percentages are roughly approximated using US recommendations for adults. |
Source: USDA FoodData Central
From Middle English caraway, carewey, carwey, from Medieval Latin carui, from Arabic كَرَاوِيَا (karāwiyā), via Aramaic from Ancient Greek καρώ (karṓ), κάρον (káron, “caraway”).
- IPA(key): /ˈkæɹəˌweɪ/
caraway (countable and uncountable, plural caraways)
- A biennial plant