Herbs and Spices Perth Australia

Nigella Seeds 1kg

Small black seeds from the Nigella plant.
Code: NIGS1
Quantity: Good Supply
Availability: Always Available
$ 14.35
GST exempt
Product Documents

Usage

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 cusines.

The dry-roasted seeds flavor 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 flavor bread products. It is also used as part of the spice mixture called "panch phoron" or five spices in Bengali.

In Bengali cusines it is popularly used in making naan bread.

Medical?

May contribute to a lowering of blood pressure.

Fun Facts.

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

Culpepers Nigella Seeds come from India