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Nutrition and buying tips: Caraway Seed

Regency grade Caraway Seeds

All values below are per 1 tsp (2.1g) of Caraway Seeds.

Proximates
Water 0.21g
Energy 7kcal
Protein 0.42g
Total lipid (fat) 0.31g
Carbohydrate, by difference 1.05g
Fiber, total dietary 0.8g
Sugars, total 0.01g

Minerals
Calcium, Ca 14mg
Iron, Fe 0.34mg
Magnesium, Mg 5mg
Phosphorus, P 12mg
Potassium, K 28mg
Sodium, Na 0mg
Zinc, Zn 0.12mg

Vitamins
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 0.4mg
Thiamin 0.008mg
Riboflavin 0.008mg
Niacin 0.076mg
Vitamin B-6 0.008mg
Folate, DFE 0µg
Vitamin B-12 0.00µg
Vitamin A, RAE 0µg
Vitamin A, IU 8IU
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol), 0.05mg
Vitamin D (D2 + D3) 0.0µg
Vitamin D 0IU
Vitamin K 0µg

Lipids
Fatty acids, total saturated 0.013g
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 0.150g
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 0.069g
Cholesterol 0mg

Tips on buying quality Caraway Seeds

Look for a dark colour, and the telltale spearmint and anise smell of Caraway. If this is missing, but the spice looks like Caraway, chances are that it is in fact Cumin! The two are often used to dilute one another in industry. Therefore, we advise caution when buying caraway seeds from small traders in certain countries where quality is not always first priority before price. In case you’re unsure, please refer to our quality and grade standards here when buying good quality caraway seeds.

Data taken from United States Department of Agriculture


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