Like coriander, cumin, and fennel, ajwain belongs to the Apiaceae (or Umbelliferae) family of plants. Ajwain has been used since ancient times in cooking and for medicinal purposes and is part of Indian, Middle Eastern, and African cooking.
Because both thyme and ajwain contain the compound thymol, the Indian spice emits similar notes as the green herb. However, ajwain also combines this earthy, mint taste with the bitterness found in oregano, the bite of cumin, and the licorice flavor of anise, which mostly appears after the fact.
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