Ajwain Seed, Certified Organic
Ajwain Seed, Certified Organic
Country of Origin: India
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Best By Date?
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Order Related Questions
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HOW LONG IS TRANSIT TIME
USA: On average, 5-10 business days.
Canada: On average, 6-10 business days, but sometimes longer to get through customs.
International: We do not have an estimated time for other countries.
International orders outside the USA may attract additional customs, taxes and duties upon entry to your country; this is the responsibility of the customer. If the package is refused by your country's customs department and it it sent back to us, the shipping cost will be non-refundable. Please be aware, there may be delays.
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We are online-only.
We want our customers to be satisfied with the quality of our products. If a product is damaged during shipping or you are unhappy with the product, simply let us know within 14 days after delivery, and we will try to resolve the situation to your satisfaction in a way that is fair to both parties. We are a small company and try to do our best for each situation. Please contact us if you have any questions prior to purchasing.
If you receive the order and you are not satisfied with it, you can return the merchandise in original packaging within 14 days along with the receipt. Once we receive your package, we will refund the amount charged of the items returned. Unfortunately, we cannot refund the shipping costs, unless the product is damaged or defective.
If you refuse the order or if the carrier was not able to deliver it, we will give full refund less the shipping charges.
If the shipping address that you supply is found to be incomplete or incorrect then you are responsible for the additional charges imposed by the shipping company for correcting the address.
RETURNED TO SENDER / UNDELIVERABLE
If we send you a shipment and it gets returned back to us as it was undeliverable to the address provided, we will refund the amount you had paid for the products only. Unfortunately, we cannot refund the shipping cost. We offer the option to reship the same order to an alternative address for an additional shipping fee.
Species: Trachyspermum ammi
Other names: Ajowan, Ajwan, Ajwain carom, carum, bishop's weed
Appearance: The seeds have an olive green to brown color and are similar to cumin or caraway seeds in appearance, though easily differentiated by their oval shape and small size. They come from a small annual shrub with many branches of small feather-like leaves.
Typically used: Whole
Origin: Ajwain is thought to have originated in the Asia minor or Persia regions, and spread to India from there. It is now grown along river banks throughout the Middle East, as well as India and North Africa.
Flavor: This seed adds balance to both sweet and savory foods with its somewhat minty flavor. The flavor profile is therefore somewhat herbaceous, as well as savory and slightly bitter. The taste of the ajwain seed could also be described as bitter and pungent - reminiscent of anise and oregano.
Aroma: Due to containing the essential oil thymol, ajwain seeds smell like thyme, however ajwain seeds are much more aromatic.
Culinary uses: Ajwain is commonly used in baked goods, breads, vegetables, beans and more. In the Middle East, the spice is used in both meat and rice dishes. In India, the spice is paired with other spices in the Indian spice mix, baghaar, which is fried in oil to flavor lentil dishes, as well as added to breads, like ajwain paratha. Seeds are typically dry-roasted or fried in ghee. To protect the essential oils in ajwain seeds, and therefore their strong taste, it is best to grind the seeds just before use and add the spice in the final stages of cooking. Never worry about serving bland meals when you add ajwain seeds into the mix. The Indian and Mediterranean origin seed provides great zest that will have your mouth watering every time. Order today to take your meals to the next level!
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Hi! I'm Sandeep.
I travel to India, Asia, South America, and Europe to bring you back some of the most pristine, pure, organic clean ingredients in the world. All the products you'll find here at Pure Indian Foods are ones that me and my family use personally.
My family has been making ghee since 1889. Today, my wife, Nalini (aka "The Ghee Lady"), carries on this tradition. She still makes all the ghee and tightens every jar by hand.
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