Carum carvi. Caraway has an anise like flavor used in breads such as rye bread and other baked goods. Caraway may be used in desserts, liquors, casseroles, and other foods. The leaves can be added to salads, stews, and soups. Caraway are sometimes consumed as herbs either raw, dried, or cooked. The root is consumed as a winter root vegetable in some places, similar to parsnips.