Origin: Egypt, India
Flavor: Clean, pungent, reminiscent of caraway
History: This seed has been present in most known ancient civilizations. It was cultivated for medicinal and magic properties by the Babylonians, and ancient Palestinians paid taxes with the seeds as they were a form of currency.
Farming and harvesting: After the plant flowers, the seed heads will dry out and the seed can be easily cut off by hand once the seeds are a light brown color.
Culinary Applications: Dips, vegetable dishes, meat dishes, mixes well with onions
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