Its taste is reminiscent of mint and anise. It is aromatic, spicy and peppery, like lemon. Kummel seeds are added to various pastries, cheeses, baked apples, vegetables and meats, as well as spice for pickles and to flavor liqueurs. The seeds are added to salads or used to garnish meals. Kummel enhances digestion and relieves bloating. It also gives cool breath.