Ground Caraway has a sweet warm aroma with a flavour similar to aniseed and fennel. It figures prominently in the cuisines of Germany, Austria, eastern Europe and Scandinavia.
It seems to have a special affinity for apples, pork and sausages.The spice seems to counter act the fattiness of pork, duck and goose.
It is an essential taste in sauerkraut and rye bread. Smoked and skimmed milk cheeses from Austria, Germany, Hungary Holland and Scandinavia contain whole seed.