The whole plant has a fragrant sweet smell. Grown usually for its seeds which are used to flavour soups, cakes and cookies. The oil extracted from the seed is also used in toiletries, medicines and to flavour liqueurs. Fresh cut leaves add flavour appeal also to soups, salads and stews. Used since Roman times as an aid to digestion.
Maturity 90 days from direct sowing.
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