Ajwain Facts :-
- It is believed that carom seeds initially used to grow wild in ancient Egypt, but was soon introduced to Asia, where it’s currently most popular.
- Both in ancient Greek and Rome, people considered this spice to be a medicinal plant.
- The ajwain plant is incredibly similar to parsley.
- Carom seeds are without a doubt most popular in India.
- Ajwain is a spice that’s very prominent in Ayurvedic medicine.
- This plant is also known as bishop’s weed. However, it’s worth noting that some other plants also share this name.
- The smell of carom seeds is almost identical to that of thyme, mostly because they contain a compound called thymol.
- Although they can be eaten raw, carom seeds are usually dry-roasted. This way, they develop a more complex aroma.
- Despite being popular in many countries, this spice has never gained popularity in Western countries.