Nigella Seeds 1kg
|Small black seeds from the Nigella plant.
The black seeds taste like a combination of onions, black pepper, and oregano. They have a pungent bitter taste and smell and are used as a spice in Indian and Middle Eastern cuisines.
The dry-roasted seeds flavour curries, vegetables, and pulses. It can be used as a "pepper" in recipes with pod fruit, vegetables, salads, and poultry. In some cultures, the black seeds are used to flavour bread products. It is also used as part of the spice mixture called "panch phoron" or five spices in Bengali.
In Bengali cuisines it is popularly used in making naan bread.
May contribute to a lowering of blood pressure.
Often confused with black onion seeds or cumin seeds, but it is neither.
Nigella seeds were reportedly found in Tutankhamun's tomb, and they are also mentioned in the Bibles Old Testament, so they can be regarded as an ancient seed/spice.
Country of origin
Refer to product information sheet.