Ajwain - Ajowan

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What is Ajwain - Ajowan?

Ajwain - Ajowan seeds are from an annual herb. It is related to Caraway Seed, Cumin Spice and Dill.  It has a slightly smoky peppery taste.

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What is the Origin of Ajwain - Ajowan?

It is indigenous to India, and is cultivated in Middle Eastern countries including Afghanistan, Egypt, Iran and Pakistan.

Ajwain - Ajowan is Good for These Foods:

The seeds are used heavily in the foods of southern India, especially for vegetarian dishes and those with lentils and legumes.

What Are the Health Benefits of This Spice?

Ajwain - Ajowan is considered to be a carminative that will reduce flatulence (gas). It has been used to ease digestion, and is believed to be an aphrodisiac.

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