Ajwain is a seed that has been used for over 5,000 years to flavor food. In parts of India, these small dark-brown aromatic seeds are often used in combination with other spices for curry dishes or sprinkled atop bread and vegetables to create an earthy flavor that compliments many cuisines.
Origin: Egypt, India
Flavor profile: sharp, pungent, earthy
Used in: meat and rice dishes, chutneys, jams, pickles, and curry
Health benefits: anti-inflammatory effects, relieves indigestion, and Improve cholesterol levels