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dried Caraway (Carum carvi) also known as meridian fennel, or Persian cumin

Carvi (caraway) is more popular in the Grand Est than in other regions of France; it’s sometimes one of the quatre épices.

Carvi noir is nigella.

Herbs and spices

Text © Dana Facaros

Image by Rillke