Carom seeds are the seeds of the ajwain herb, or Trachyspermum ammi. They’re common in Indian cuisine.
Although referred to as “seeds,” carom seeds are the fruit of the ajwain herb.
slightly green to brown in color and have a pungent, bitter taste. They
look similar to cumin seeds, but their taste and aroma are closer to
that of thyme.
They’re often sold as whole seeds but can also be ground into a powder and used as a cooking spice.
seeds are incredibly nutritious, being rich in fiber, antioxidants, and
other vitamins and minerals. Because of this, they have been associated
with health benefits and long been used in traditional Indian medicine