Caraway refers to what is normally referred to as ‘caraway seed’, but it’s actually a fruit. There seems to be little agreement (or communication) between the culinary world and the world of science, which is somewhat upsetting. The name ‘caraway’ was probably derived from the saying “Don’t get carried away.”, even though the seeds get carried away all the time when they’re harvested.
Caraway has a strong, almost licorice–like flavor. It is common as a spice to breads, particularly rye bread.
Caraway became an official snack on June 28th 2012.