Organic Ajwain (Bishop Seed)


Organic ajwain, also known as bishop's weed, bishop seeds, or carom, is an herb commonly used in Indian cuisine. Although ajwain is rarely used raw, when dry-roasted or fried in ghee or oil, it develops a subtle, complex aroma and flavor, similar to that of caraway or thyme, though notably brighter. In fact, bishop seeds are so powerfully aromatic that only a slight amount is necessary to transform a dish with its exceptional flavor. While ajwain can be used to add flavor to a wide variety of dishes, it is frequently used to prepare a paratha, or traditional Indian pan fried flatbread, called "ajwain ka parantha."


  • Ajwain offers numerous health benefits, and as a digestive aid, has traditionally been used to relieve abdominal discomfort related to indigestion. Additionally, ajwain seeds have historically been used to relieve colic and improve appetite in babies and young children; for this use, the seeds are first ground up and soaked in milk to soften.

    This 50 gram package contained approximately 25 servings, and is recommended to be stored in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.

    As a non-GMO, vegan and Certified USDA product, organic ajwain is complimentary to vegan and vegetarian lifestyles.

    As a Certified USDA Organic, non-GMO and vegan product, these carom perfectly complement vegan and vegetarian lifestyles. Certified USDA Organic products are grown and produced using methods that preserve the environment while avoiding synthetic materials such as antibiotics and pesticides. Such products are produced by organic farmers and food processors that preserve natural resources and biodiversity, only use approved materials, support animal health and welfare, do not used genetically modified ingredients (GMOs), receive annual inspections, and separate organic food from non-organic food. They also follow standards that cover the product from farm to table, including pest control, soil and water quality, and rules for food additives. Organic ajwain is a GMO-free food, meaning no specific changes were introduced into its DNA via genetic engineering. These ajwain seeds are also a vegan food, which means that they exclude all forms of animal products.

  • Nutrient Unit Value per 100 g 1 tsp = 2.0g
    Energy kcal 461 9.22
    Protein g 16 0.32
    Total lipid (fat) g 25 0.50
    Carbohydrate, by difference g 43 0.86
    Fiber, total dietary g 39 0.78
    Sugars, total g 0 0
    Calcium, Ca mg 0 0
    Iron, Fe mg 0 0
    Sodium, Na mg 10 0.20
    Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid mg 0 0
    Vitamin A, RAE ^g 0 0
    Cholesterol mg 0 0

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