Our King Caraway is an heirloom variety of white-flowered caraway from the lush oasis of Fayoum in central Egypt, where it's been grown for millennia.
Called "king" caraway because of its plump seeds and bold flavor, it also has an herbal brightness and sweetness unlike any other we've tasted. Perfect for homemade rye bread, and for pickles, stews and anywhere else you'd use spices like cumin, coriander or fennel.
- Origin: Fayoum Oasis, Egypt
- Process: Sun-dried
- Ingredients: 100% organically-grown caraway seeds (Carum carvi)
- Tasting notes: Dried Mint • Red Radish • Fresh Bread
- Add to dough for bread, rolls and other baked goodies
- Toss a small handful into pickles and other ferments
- Drop a pinch into stews, braises and soups
- Pairs well with: Wild Mountain Cumin, Nile Coriander, Desert Fennel
Our King Caraway is grown by smallholder farmers in central Egypt, in an oasis west of the Nile where ancient canal systems divert the Nile's waters to irrigate the fields. The seeds are harvested by hand in early summer. Farmers use a special curved knife to cut the caraway plants down, and the seeds are pulled off by hand.
- rye bread
I’ve been using the caraway seeds in my sourdough rye bread and they give it the most incredible smell and flavor!
Using herbs and spices daily. The best!
I’ve been making Caraway chicken for my family for a number of years and they love it. Using B&B King Caraway took it to another level. Excellent product.
I was drawn to Burlap and Barrel for their commitment to supporting farmers and farming communities. And, I was then impressed by the great quality of the caraway (and the other spices I ordered). Great experience. I would love to see more pricing transparency to help eaters understand the spice and food trade. And, more on ownership and profit allocation.
This spice made me fall in love with caraway. I hadn't used caraway much before trying King Caraway--once or twice in baking, but never enough to want to keep it stocked in my spice rack. King Caraway changed all that. It is an absolutely beautiful spice, with deep, earthy rye flavor. Toasting these seeds in a pan or grinding them in a mortar & pestle fills my kitchen with an aroma that makes everyone hungry. I've been pleasantly surprised at how many ways there are to use caraway in savory cooking. My favorite discovery has been how just a teaspoon of toasted King Caraway seeds makes vegetarian and vegan meals so filling. I've started adding King Caraway to all my soups and roasted vegetables. It makes it feel like you're eating rye bread with every bite!