CARAWAY SEED: Usually used whole, has a pungent, anise-like flavor. The aroma comes from essential oils, mostly carvone and limonene. They are used as a spice in breads, especially rye bread. Itâ€™s also used in liqueurs, casseroles, and other foods, especially in Central European and Scandinavian cuisine. Several liqueurs are also made with Caraway, and a tea made from the seeds is known to be good for colic.