Origin: Egypt, Turkey, United States, Vietnam
Aroma: Aromatic, sweet, licorice-like, reminiscent of anethole
Flavor: Aromatic, sweet, pungent, licorice-like
History: These have long been used in herbal medicine mostly for curing stomach and digestive pains.
Farming/ harvesting: These seeds come from an herbaceous annual plant growing up to 3 feet tall, and native to eastern Mediterranean region and Southwest Asia.
Culinary applications: Used to flavor several dishes such in Western cuisines.
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