Caraway (also referred as Persian cumin or carvi) is a biennial plant which is mostly grown in Europe and western Asia and is similar in appearance to carrot plant. Specially grown for culinary uses, it is mostly the fruits of caraway (often known as caraway seeds) that are used, though sometimes caraway roots are also cooked as a root vegetable. Mainly known for its warm and strong aroma due to carvone and limonene oils , caraway is also somewhat similar to anise, cumin, dill and fennel. Caraway mainly serves as a spice, and flavoring ingredient in most of the food preparations such as casseroles, liquors, cheese, etc. Some of the culinary uses of caraway are in breads especially rye bread, cuisines of Central European and Northern European cuisine, such as sauerkraut, and liquors such as akvavit.