Organic Caraway Seeds

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Description

Organic Caraway Seed makes delicious bread.

Organic Caraway Seeds are a member of the carrot family and are native to Asia, Europe and North Africa.  The caraway plant can reach 31 inches in height and has a mass of aromatic feathery leaves.

These delicious seeds go well in a range of cuisines and lend themselves to sweet and savoury recipes.  Organic caraway seeds have a distinct anise flavour and although they are related to fennel they are quite different in taste.

If you want to get technical caraway seeds are not actually ‘seeds’ at all – they are the fruit of the plant.   The ‘seeds’ are harvested and then dried naturally with warm air.  The result is crunchy fresh seeds which are full of flavour.

Origin: Lithuania

Allergen Information: Packed on premises that handle gluten, tree nuts, sesame, soya, peanuts.

Nutritional Information

The Nutritional Benefits of Organic Caraway Seed.

Organic Caraway Seed is high in Protein, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc, Copper and Manganese. It is a source of Thiamin (B1), Riboflavin (B2), Niacin (B3), Vitamin B6 and Selenium.

Vitamin C: This well known nutrient contributes to normal function of the immune system during and after intense physical exercise and is necessary for normal collagen formation. It is also essential to normal functioning of the immune system and the protection of cells from oxidative stress.

B-Vitamins: This group of vitamins contribute to normal psychological function, normal function of the immune system and contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.

Selenium: This is an important nutrient which is present in a lot of whole foods, particularly brazil nuts. It contributes to normal thyroid function, immune system function, maintenance of normal nails and hair. Additionally it protects cells from oxidative stress and contributes to spermatogenesis which is why it is linked to fertility.

Magnesium: This wonderful nutrient is often referred to as natures tranquilliser. It is necessary for the reduction of tiredness and fatigue and electrolyte balance. It is also needed for normal nervous system and muscle function.

Calcium: It is a common myth that we need to eat dairy to get an adequate calcium intake and many plant based foods boast high levels of it. Calcium is needed for the normal maintenance of bones and teeth, digestive enzyme function, energy-yielding metabolism, blood clotting, muscle function and neurotransmission in the body.

Manganese: This vital nutrient contributes to the maintenance of normal bones, formation of connective tissue and the protection of cells from oxidative stress.

Zinc: This nutrient contributes to normal function of the immune system, DNA synthesis, carbohydrate metabolism, cognitive function, fertility and reproduction, metabolism of fatty acids, protein synthesis as well as the maintenance of bone, hair, skin and nails. It also protects cells from oxidative stress which is so important in a world where our bodies are exposed to so many toxins daily.

Copper: This trace mineral is needed to protect cells from oxidative stress and for normal function of the immune system. It also contributes to normal connective tissue and functioning of the nervous system.

Phosphorus: This abundant mineral contributes to energy-yielding metabolism, function of cell membranes and the maintenance of bones and teeth.

Iron: Iron contributes to normal cognitive function, immune system function and reduction of tiredness.

Potassium: This essential nutrient contributes to the normal functioning of the nervous system, muscle function and the normal maintenance of blood pressure.

Typical Nutrient Values: Amount per 100g: Amount per serving (1 tbsp – 7g) % Reference intake (RI) per serving
Energy 1394kj/333kcal 90.4kj/90.4kcal
Fat 14.6g 0.9g
of which saturates 0.6g 0.0g
Carbohydrate 49.9g 3.2g
of which sugars 0.6g 0.0g
Fibre 38g 2.5g
Protein 19.8g 1.3g
Salt 17mg 1.1mg
Typical Vitamin/ Mineral Values: Amount per 100g: Amount per serving (1 tbsp – 7g) % Reference intake (RI) per serving
Vitamin C 21mg – 35%RI 0.4mg – 1%RI
Thiamin 0.4g – 26%RI 0.0g – 0%RI
Riboflavin 0.4mg – 22%RI 0.0g – 1%RI
Niacin 3.6mg – 18%RI 0.2mg – 1%RI
Vitamin B6 0.4mg – 18%RI 0.0g – 1%RI
Calcium 689mg – 69%RI 44.8g – 4%RI
Iron 16.2mg – 90%RI 1.1mg – 6%RI
Magnesium 258mg – 64%RI 16.8mg – 4%RI
Phosphorus 568mg – 57%RI 36.9mg – 4%RI
Potassium 1351mg – 39%RI 87.8mg – 3%RI
Zinc 5.5mg – 37%RI 0.4mg – 2%RI
Copper 0.9mg – 46%RI 0.1mg – 3%RI
Manganese 1.3mg – 65%RI 0.1mg – 4%RI
Selenium 12.1mg – 17%RI 0.8mcg – 1%RI

Reference Intake (RI)

The Reference Intake (RI) refers to the recommended daily amount of a specific nutrient. To be considered ‘a source’ of a nutrient the food must contain at least 15% of the RI per 100g. To be considered ‘high in’ a nutrient the food must contain 30% or more of the RI per 100g.

Storage

For optimum freshness keep in a cool place away from moisture and direct sunlight.  Store in a tightly sealed bag or container.

Family Tip

  1. We love caraway in bread recipes, it adds crunch and a delicious flavour.
  2. Caraway can also be used in dessert and other sweet recipes.  You can even make caraway seed cake!