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Nigella seeds (black cumin)

Nigella sativa

Nigella seeds (black cumin)

Nigella sativa

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The powerful action of nigella seeds (black cumin)

Nigella seeds is a spice derived from the plant Nigella Sativa. The plant is also called nutmeg flower. It grows in South and Southwest Asia. Its name comes from the Latin word 'niger', which means black. Nigella seeds are also called black cumin, although it has no connection with the common cumin. The seeds are used both for their taste and for decoration. You can order them online at Natural Spices in a package of 500 grams or 1, 5 or 25 kilos.

How do you use nigella seeds?

Nigella seeds have hardly any smell of its own. When you put it on your tongue, you will taste something reminiscent of oregano, but more spicy. The taste of nigella seeds is enhanced by briefly roasting or frying in oil of your choice. The dried, black seeds in the shape of small triangles are mainly added to meat dishes and chutneys from the East. You can also sprinkle baked bread or naan bread with them. You often see this in Turkish loaves. The seeds acquire a nutmeg-like flavour during the preparation process, which is why the plant is also called nutmeg flower. Besides adding the seeds to meals, you can also use it to make tea, or mix it as a powder with herb butter.

The medicinal effect of nigella seeds

Nigella seeds or black cumin was already used as a medicine in ancient times. For example, it was used against fever, high blood pressure and hair loss. The healing power of the seeds is also officially recognised today. Nigella seeds are officially known for six medicinal effects. Among other things, it improves the immune system, inhibits the growth of cancer cells and is also effective against viral infections.

Nutritional values per 100 grams

Energie2370,18 kJ
Energie566 kcal
Vetten38 gram
waarvan verzadigde vetzuren7 gram
Koolhydraten35 gram
waarvan suikers0 gram
Eiwitten21 gram
Vezels0 gram
Zout0 gram
  • UsageDepending on application.
  • Ingredientsnigella zaad
  • Country of originIndia / Syrië

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