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Ajwain, also called ajowan caraway, carom seeds, owa, vaamu, mamam, and asamodagam, is a spice used often used in South Asian, Middle Eastern, and North/East African cooking. It is sometimes mistakenly called bishop's weed due to their similar appearance, and it may be confused with lovage seeds.

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The plant is similar in appearance to parsley. Ajwain pods or seeds are the small seed-like fruits of the plant. They are egg-shaped and gray in color. The flavor of the seeds is reminiscent of cumin, oregano, thyme, and anise.

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