It has many names, Black Seed, Black Onion Seed, Carraway and Cumin but its all the same thing. It comes from the Nigella Sativa plant which grows mainly in the East, Eastern Europe, The Middle East and parts of Asia.
When flowering, it produces a beautiful range of blues from a deep lustrous sapphire to an almost pure, shining white.
The plant itself comes from the same family as the butter cup and has striking white and blue flowers. The seeds themselves are grown in a pod after flowering that bursts open when dried to scatter the seed far and wide.
It’s uses in cooking have been widely documented, having been used in many cuisines including Indian and Middle Eastern. With its distinct 'peppery' taste, black cumin seed oil is perfect drizzled over a salad or even mixed with some honey.
Not just for cooking, the Oil has been highly prized for centuries as a remedy for many illnesses as it contains thymoquinone, which has potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. It has been suggested that it helps in treating asthma, may lower blood sugar levels and may even help with weight loss.
All in all, this is one powerful oil and we are now only just exploring its full capabilities.
USES: When taken externally, organic black cumin seed oil makes a perfect massage oil, giving a warming tingle to your skin. It is also used to treat several skin conditions including acne, eczema, psoriasis as well as general dry skin.
CERTIFICATES: Our black seed oil is certified organic according to EU, NOP/USDA and JAS standards. Processed in our BRC certified facility.
PACKAGING: 190 kg drums and 25 kg barrels. According to the customer requests, we can offer different packaging solutions.
STORAGE: It should be kept in cool and dry conditions between 0 -10°.