Organic Black Cumin Seeds (Kalonji)
Black cumin seeds are small, black, and oblong. The aroma of black cumin is slightly peppery, and the taste is slightly bitter and reminiscent of black pepper, onions, and oregano. Organic black cumin seeds, also known as nigella sativa seeds, or black jeera/black zeera are known to have many health benefits, including providing vitamins B1, B2 and B3. The spice from the seed compliments curry, vegetable and pulse dishes. Black cumin originated in southern Asia, southern Europe, and North Africa.
Our organic black cumin seeds are the finest quality and bring great additions to many dishes for added flavor and vitamins. Roast them in a pan for a great peppery taste or boil them in water for a nice refreshing cup of tea. The different ways you can incorporate these seeds into your diet are endless. The seed is known as “Habbat al Barakah" - the blessed seed. The black cumin seed oil is known as hubbath-us-sauda in Arabic.
Species: Nigella sativa
Black cumin is commonly used in Indian and Middle Eastern cuisine. The spice can be found in the “five spices” spice blend, paanch phoran, along with fenugreek, cumin, black mustard seed, and fennel seed. Black cumin is commonly added to naan bread, and is used to add a peppery flavor to dishes. The seeds can be dry-roasted and added to curries, vegetable dishes and dals.