Caraway seed is commonly known as the meridian fennel or Persian cumin. The flavor consists of a nutty and bittersweet sharpness with a hint of citrus, anise, and pepper. Caraway seeds contain natural essential oils, and when cooked, the oils are released – making them highly aromatic. They are commonly added to rye bread, cakes, meat dishes, stews, and potatoes – offering a slightly sweet licorice flavor to dishes. Caraway seeds may aid in weight loss, promote digestive health, and relieve inflammation.