Here’s a recipe for Stromboli reminiscent of a Reuben Sandwich!
The caraway seed is an outstanding source of minerals such as iron, calcium, copper, potassium, zinc, manganese; magnesium and selenium. Copper is essential in the creation of red blood cells. Iron is required to form the red blood cells. Zinc partners with certain enzymes to facilitate growth and development, proper digestion and nucleic acid synthesis, and sperm generation. Potassium plays a vital role in controlling the heart rate and blood pressure. The body uses manganese as an antioxidant enzyme called, superoxide dismutase.
Caraway seeds are undeniably a warehouse for vitamins A, E, C and the B-complex vitamins such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin and pyridoxine predominantly are amassed in the caraway seed. Caraway water has been known to alleviate the symptoms of flatulence and indigestion and is especially useful for colicky infants. It is also used an a flavoring agent ingredient in mouthwash preparations.
Caraway Folklore: In German folktales, parents kept their children safe from witches by placing a bowl of caraway seeds beneath the children's beds. The theory was that an object that contained caraway seeds could not be stolen.
At one time, caraway was used as a preventative aid against unfaithfulness and was also an element of love potions. Caraway seeds were added to chicken feed as a means of circumventing their wanderlust. Today it is occasionally used by people who raise homing pigeons.
Pedanius Dioscorides, an ancient Greek physician and Master Herbalist during the era of Nero, prescribed caraway oil for girls whose skin was uncommonly pale. It is unclear as to whether or not pale boys can benefit from caraway seeds, as well.
10 (oz). Refrigerated pizza crust
1/3 cup of Thousand Island salad dressing
5 (oz). Thin- sliced corned beef
½ cup rinsed and drained sauerkraut
6 (oz). Sliced Baby Swiss cheese
1 TBSP olive oil
½ tsp. Caraway seed
Preheat oven to 425°. Lightly grease the baking sheet. Unroll the pizza dough and place on prepared cookie sheet. Press gently to form a 14” x12” rectangle. Spread the Thousand Island dressing over dough to within 1” of the bordering edges. Position the corned beef, sauerkraut and Swiss cheese lengthwise along the center of the dough within 1” of the shorter sides. Gently stretch and Fold the shorter sides of the dough
1” over the filling. Stretch the long sides of dough over filling, crisscrossing the middle. Gently pinch the edge to seal securely. Carefully flip the Stromboli so the seam side is down on the greased cookie sheet. Brush the top with olive oil and sprinkle with caraway seeds. Bake the Stromboli for 15 minutes, or until nicely browned. Allow to cool for five, then serve.