Nirmala's Kitchen Plant-Based Single-Origin Spice
Scents, Flavors & Wellness Benefits
Ajowan, native to southern India, is a small, annual umbellifer closely related to caraway and cumin. The seeds are a favorite spice throughout India, Pakistan, and Egypt.
Ajowan’s essential oil was the world’s primary source of thymol (an antiseptic phenol) until the introduction of synthetic thymol.
The seeds are small ridged, oval, grayish green to reddish brown, and resemble celery seeds. When crushed, Ajowan seeds have a strong, rather crude smell of thyme, the taste, primarily determined by thymol in the essential oil, is hot and bitter. Chewed on their own, Ajowan seeds numb the tongue, so use only a few.
Comes in our signature airtight tin, which measures 3-1/2 inches in diameter and 2-3/4 inches in height.
Product weight: 2.0 oz
Ingredients: Whole Ajowan Seeds
Product Care: Store in a cool, dry place.
Shelf life: 12 months
Nutrition Facts: Serving size: 1 tsp. (2g), Servings Per Container: 9, Amount per Serving: Calories 0, Fat Cal.0, Total Fat 0g (0% DV), Sat. Fat 0g, Trans Fat 0g, Cholest. 0mg(0%DV), Sodium 0mg, (1%DV, Total Carb.1g(0%DV) Fiber 0g(0%DV), Sugars 0G, Protein 0g, Vitamin A(0%DV), Vitamin C(2%DV), Calcium (4%DV), Iron (4%DV), Percent Daily Values DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Indian Ajowan Seeds Nirmalas Kitchen
Ajowan should be used judiciously; too much will make a dish taste bitter. Cooking mellows the flavor. It complements flatbreads, potatoes, green beans, and root vegetables.
Rich in vitamins and fiber, Ajowan eases indigestion, and asthma symptoms and the oil can relieve arthritis and earaches. Ajowan has a natural affinity with starchy foods and beans. Ajowan seeds relieve flatulence, and for that reason is also chewed as a digestive after the meal.
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