Caraway Seeds
Ingredients: Descriptions and Photos

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Caraway Seeds

(Caraway Seeds) Caraway is probably most often recognized as the seeds in rye bread, but it is also used in a number of other recipes, such as soups, casseroles, curries, and even liquors, because of its strong aromatic flavor. These much enlarged caraway seeds are in a 1 tablespoon measure, and are in actuality only about 2 millimeters long. The so-called seeds aren't really seeds, but the fruit of the 2 foot high Carum carvi plant, a native of Asia, Europe, and North Africa. See the nutritional chart below.

Spices, caraway seed

Refuse: 0%  
Scientific Name:  Carum carvi
NDB No: 02005 (Nutrient values and weights are for edible portion)

Nutrient Units Value per
100 grams
Number
of Data
Points
Std.
Error
1.00 X 1 tsp
-------
2.1g
Proximates
Water
g
9.87
21
0.682
0.21
Energy
kcal
333
0
0.000
7
Energy
kJ
1393
0
0.000
29
Protein
g
19.77
10
0.718
0.42
Total lipid (fat)
g
14.59
18
1.346
0.31
Ash
g
5.87
23
0.224
0.12
Carbohydrate, by difference
g
49.90
0
0.000
1.05
Fiber, total dietary
g
38.0
2
0.000
0.8
Sugars, total
g
0.64
0
0.000
0.01
Minerals
Calcium, Ca
mg
689
4
46.375
14
Iron, Fe
mg
16.23
3
3.961
0.34
Magnesium, Mg
mg
258
2
0.000
5
Phosphorus, P
mg
568
2
0.000
12
Potassium, K
mg
1351
7
60.791
28
Sodium, Na
mg
17
7
2.078
0
Zinc, Zn
mg
5.50
1
0.000
0.12
Copper, Cu
mg
0.910
1
0.000
0.019
Manganese, Mn
mg
1.300
1
0.000
0.027
Selenium, Se
mcg
12.1
0
0.000
0.3
Vitamins
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
mg
21.0
0
0.000
0.4
Thiamin
mg
0.383
1
0.000
0.008
Riboflavin
mg
0.379
1
0.000
0.008
Niacin
mg
3.606
4
1.486
0.076
Vitamin B-6
mg
0.360
2
0.000
0.008
Folate, total
mcg
10
0
0.000
0
Folic acid
mcg
0
0
0.000
0
Folate, food
mcg
10
0
0.000
0
Folate, DFE
mcg_DFE
10
0
0.000
0
Choline, total
mg
24.7
0
0.000
0.5
Vitamin B-12
mcg
0.00
0
0.000
0.00
Vitamin B-12, added
mcg
0.00
0
0.000
0.00
Vitamin A, RAE
mcg_RAE
18
0
0.000
0
Retinol
mcg
0
0
0.000
0
Carotene, beta
mcg
206
0
0.000
4
Carotene, alpha
mcg
8
0
0.000
0
Cryptoxanthin, beta
mcg
16
0
0.000
0
Vitamin A, IU
IU
363
1
0.000
8
Lycopene
mcg
20
0
0.000
0
Lutein + zeaxanthin
mcg
454
0
0.000
10
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)
mg
2.50
0
0.000
0.05
Vitamin E, added
mg
0.00
0
0.000
0.00
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
mcg
0.0
0
0.000
0.0
Vitamin D
IU
0
0
0.000
0
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
mcg
0.0
0
0.000
0.0
Lipids
Fatty acids, total saturated
g
0.620
0
0.000
0.013
4:0
g
0.000
0
0.000
0.000
6:0
g
0.000
0
0.000
0.000
8:0
g
0.000
0
0.000
0.000
10:0
g
0.010
1
0.000
0.000
12:0
g
0.010
1
0.000
0.000
14:0
g
0.040
1
0.000
0.001
16:0
g
0.400
3
0.000
0.008
18:0
g
0.110
1
0.000
0.002
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated
g
7.125
0
0.000
0.150
16:1 undifferentiated
g
0.090
1
0.000
0.002
18:1 undifferentiated
g
7.035
3
0.000
0.148
20:1
g
0.000
0
0.000
0.000
22:1 undifferentiated
g
0.000
0
0.000
0.000
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated
g
3.272
0
0.000
0.069
18:2 undifferentiated
g
3.122
3
0.000
0.066
18:3 undifferentiated
g
0.150
1
0.000
0.003
18:4
g
0.000
0
0.000
0.000
20:4 undifferentiated
g
0.000
0
0.000
0.000
20:5 n-3 (EPA)
g
0.000
0
0.000
0.000
22:5 n-3 (DPA)
g
0.000
0
0.000
0.000
22:6 n-3 (DHA)
g
0.000
0
0.000
0.000
Cholesterol
mg
0
0
0.000
0
Phytosterols
mg
76
0
0.000
2
Amino acids
Tryptophan
g
0.244
0
0.000
0.005
Threonine
g
0.756
0
0.000
0.016
Isoleucine
g
0.826
0
0.000
0.017
Leucine
g
1.218
0
0.000
0.026
Lysine
g
1.031
0
0.000
0.022
Methionine
g
0.361
0
0.000
0.008
Cystine
g
0.329
0
0.000
0.007
Phenylalanine
g
0.867
0
0.000
0.018
Tyrosine
g
0.642
0
0.000
0.013
Valine
g
1.037
0
0.000
0.022
Arginine
g
1.252
0
0.000
0.026
Histidine
g
0.550
0
0.000
0.012
Alanine
g
0.914
0
0.000
0.019
Aspartic acid
g
2.084
0
0.000
0.044
Glutamic acid
g
3.169
0
0.000
0.067
Glycine
g
1.322
0
0.000
0.028
Proline
g
0.917
0
0.000
0.019
Serine
g
0.946
0
0.000
0.020
Other
Alcohol, ethyl
g
0.0
0
0.000
0.0
Caffeine
mg
0
0
0.000
0
Theobromine
mg
0
0
0.000
0
USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 23 (2010)