Cheese, caraway

Fun Facts

  1. Caraway develops erect stem with numerous branches that can reach 31 inches in height.
  2. Caraway has feathery leaves. They are finely divided, light green-colored and aromatic.
  3. Caraway produces small, white or pink flowers. They are arranged in umbels (type of inflorescence composed of numerous flowers that grow from the same point). Insects are responsible for the pollination of flowers.
  4. Fruit of caraway is dry achene. It is dark green or brown colored and covered with 5 miniature ridges on the surface.
  5. Root of caraway was popular and often consumed vegetable in the ancient Rome.
  6. Caraway can be also used in treatment of cough, fever, loss of appetite, bronchitis and gingivitis (inflammation of the gums).
  7. Tea made of caraway can be used to prevent flatulence (production of gas in the intestines) and abdominal cramps and for the elimination of intestinal worms.
  8. Women often use caraway to increase production of milk and facilitate lactation during the period of breastfeeding.

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