Organic Nigella Seeds

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Description

Organic Nigella Seeds are also known as black cumin, black caraway or black seed.

If it’s good enough for Tutankhamun, it’s good enough for us.  These ancient seeds were found in the tombs of Pharaohs because they were so coveted. Organic Nigella Seeds are native to the Mediterranean region and in Western Asian countries including India, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

These fragrant seeds could be described as a mixture between oregano and black pepper.  They are a popular ingredient in bread recipes, especially as a topping on flatbreads such as naan.  These pungent black seeds are commonly used in Middle Eastern and Indian cuisine.

Medicinal use of these ancient seeds can be traced back for several centuries and their oil is considered a health elixir.  They are a great topping for salad or rice, adding a splash of colour and flavour.

Origin: India

Allergen Information: Packed on premises that handle gluten, tree nuts, sesame, soya, peanuts.

Nutritional Information

Organic Nigella Seeds are a source of Iron (per 6g serving)

Typical Nutrient Values: Amount per 100g: % Reference intake (RI) per 100g Amount per serving
(5g)
% Reference intake (RI) per serving
Energy 1443kj/345kcal 17.25% 87kj/21kcal 1.04%
Fat 14.59g 20.84% 0.87g 1.25%
of which saturates 0.5g 2.5% 0.03g 0.15%
Carbohydrate 52g 20% 3.12g 1.20%
of which sugars 2.3g 2.56% 0.14g 0.15%
Fibre 40g 2.40g
Protein 17.8g 35.60% 1.07g 2.14%
Salt 88mg 3.67% 5.28mg 0.22%
Typical Vitamin/ Mineral Values: Amount per 100g: % Reference intake (RI) per 100g Amount per serving
(6g)
% Reference intake (RI) per serving
Vitamin A 1270IU 95.63% 76.2IU 5.73%
Vitamin E 3.3mg 27.50% 0.2mg 1.66%
Thiamin (B1) 0.6mg 54.54% 0mg
Riboflavin (B2) 0.3mg 21.42% 0mg
Niacin (B3) 4.6mg 28.75% 0.3mg 1.87%
Pyridoxine (B6) 0.4mg 28.57% 0mg
Calcium 931mg 116.37% 55.9mg 6.98%
Iron 66.4mg 474.28% 4mg 28.75%
Magnesium 366mg 97.60% 22mg 5.86%
Phosphorus 499mg 71.28% 29.9mg 4.27%
Potassium 1788mg 89.40% 107mg 5.35%
Zinc 4.8mg 48% 0.3mg 3%
Copper 0.9mg 90% 0.1mg 10%
Manganese 3.3mg 165% 0.2mg 10%

Reference Intake (RI)

The Reference Intake (RI) refers to the recommended daily amount of a specific nutrient.

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Storage

For optimum freshness keep in a cool place away from moisture and direct sunlight.  Store in a tightly sealed bag or container.

Family Tip

  1. Nigella seeds make an attractive and nutritious garnish for rice.
  2. Try adding these pungent seeds to your salad dressing.
  3. To release the flavour try toasting or frying the nigella seeds before you use them.