Trachyspermum ammi • from India

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Regular size = 42 grams (1.48 ounces), approximately 24 tsp (½ cup), the size of a standard spice jar.

Ajwain, or ajowan, is used in Middle Eastern and Asian cuisine, for its strong fragrance and ability to blend with complex spice mixtures. Slightly bitter or bright, with a bracing aroma very reminiscent of thyme, it lends a subtle tangy fresh flavor to many dishes, though it is most often used with lentils, beans, and legumes (it is believed to help reduce flatulence). Can easily overpower a dish, so use lightly, and experiment! This unusual spice can be a sneaky substitution for thyme or savory in European dishes, but is usually used in curries, dals, soups, and stews.


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Weight 42 g
Dimensions 1 × 2.5 × 4 in

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