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Black Seed (Kalonji, Black Cumin Seed, Nigella sativa), Certified Organic

Black Seed (Kalonji, Black Cumin Seed, Nigella sativa), Certified Organic

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Notes of black pepper and oregano. Dry roast and add to naan, curries, vegetables, daals, and salads.

Whole30 Approved USDA Certified Organic Non-GMO Non-Irradiated


Check Out Our Other Black Seed Products:

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Species: Nigella sativa

Black seed is also known as: Nigella sativa, Black Cumin Seed, نيجيلا ساتيفا, black onion seed, onion seed, love-in-a-mist, nigelline, nigellone, black cumin, upakunchika, black jeera, black zeera, charnushka, نگیلا ستا, નિગેલા સતિવા, ኒጂላ ስቲቫ, Çörek otu, Shuniz (Arabic); Cumin Noire (French); Melanthion (Greek); Kalonji (Hindi); Siya Danah, Sisazun (Persian); Chimen Negru (Romanian); Krishna Jiraka (Sanskrit); Shuniz (Arabic); Melanthion (Greek); Kalonji (Hindi); Siya Danah, Sisazun (Persian); Chimen Negru (Romanian); Krishna Jiraka (Sanskrit); Comino Negro, Caraveggia negra (Spanish); English Names: Black Seed, Black Cumin, Black Caraway, Love-in-the-Mist, the Fitches (Bible), Comino Negro, Caraveggia negra (Spanish); English Names: Black Seed, Black Cumin, Black Caraway, Love-in-the-Mist, the Fitches (Bible).

Appearance: Small, dark, and oblong

Typically used: Roasted whole, or roasted and then ground fresh

Origin: Black cumin originated in southern Asia, southern Europe, and North Africa. The seed is known as “Habbat al Barakah" - the blessed seed. The black cumin seed oil is known as hubbath-us-sauda in Arabic.

Flavor: Slightly bitter and reminiscent of black pepper, onions, and oregano

Aroma: Slightly peppery

Culinary uses: 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. 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.

Other uses: Black cumin is known to have vitamins B1, B2 and B3. The oil is frequently used cosmetically.




19 Uses for Black Seed (Kalonji)

  1. Dry roast and sprinkle on cold vegetable or green salads.
  2. Dry roast and spinkle on eggs.
  3. Add to any meat or vegetable curry.
  4. Pair with lentils and other legumes in dal, soups, stews and main dishes
  5. Sprinkle over butternut squash or other winter-squash soup
  6. Stir into cooked vegetable salads.
  7. Garnish omelets or other types of eggs.
  8. Add to stir-fries with broccoli, onions, carrots and shitake mushrooms
  9. Garnish baked or pan-fried tofu
  10. Add to roasted root vegetables
  11. Use them along with dried fenugreek, sprinkled over traditional Indian Naan Bread
  12. Combine with anise, sesame and/or poppy seeds; sprinkle over bread dough brushed with ghee before baking, or add directly to flour, yeast, salt and other ingredients when making dough
  13. Sprinkle over or add to savory muffins
  14. Flavor rice with nuts, spices, ginger and black seed
  15. Mix with melted ghee or olive oil, garlic and herbs. Enjoy with sautéed leafy greens like spinach, kale, bok choy and collards and/or root vegetables and peas
  16. Add to spice, dried herb and seed blends
  17. Add to hummus, cream cheese, salmon and onion dips
  18. Try them in cream soups like Cream of Mushroom, Cream of Broccoli and Cream of Asparagus
  19. Add to fruit and cheese dishes like watermelon and feta, tomato and mozzarella, Manchego and fresh figs



Cucumber Celery Salad


This recipe is vegetarian, paleo friendly, gluten-free and Whole30® compliant.


  • ¼ tsp black seeds (Nigella sativa)
  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 celery ribs
  • 3-4 radishes
  • 3 TBSP walnuts
  • Fresh flat leaf parsley
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 TBSP PrimalOil

In a small dry skillet, toast the black seeds over medium heat, stirring frequently until fragrant, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside. Next, cut 1 cucumber in half lengthwise and then thinly slice crosswise on the diagonal. Trim the ends of the celery and thinly slice crosswise on the diagonal. Halve radishes and thinly slice. Roughly chop the walnuts and also the parsley. Zest and juice the lemon. Combine everything in a large bowl, along with the PrimalOil. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.


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Hi! I'm Sandeep.

I travel to India, Asia, South America, and Europe to bring you back some of the most pristine, pure, organic clean ingredients in the world. All the products you'll find here at Pure Indian Foods are ones that me and my family use personally.

My family has been making ghee since 1889. Today, my wife, Nalini (aka "The Ghee Lady"), carries on this tradition. She still makes all the ghee and tightens every jar by hand.

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