Carom seed is most used seeds in Indian cousins. These seeds are of ajwain herb crop cultivated in INDIA.
Every one think carom seeds are the seed but it is actually a fruit.
These carom seeds are lightly green or brownish in colour, as they have a pungent, bitter taste and their taste and aroma are closer to that of thyme.
Best way to use carrom seed is whole but you can powder it like cumin.
Carom seeds incredibly nutritious, being rich in fibre, antioxidants, and other vitamins and minerals. They have been associated with health benefits and long been used in traditional Indian medicine or Ayurveda.
Carom seed was shown to possess antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects and may be effective in treating peptic ulcers and reducing blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
Still, most evidence is from animal and test-tube studies, and further research is needed to better understand the benefits of carom seeds on human health.