, also known as Nigella sativa
, is native to southwest Asia. Cumin
is the second most popular spice in the world. Being a subtropical plant, cumin
requires long growing season.
Other common names for Black Cumin
around the world are: fennel flower, nutmeg flower, Roman coriander, blackseed, black caraway, or black onion seed. Other names used, sometimes misleadingly, are onion seed and black sesame, both of which are similar-looking but unrelated.
In Bengali Black Cumin
is called: kalo jira, kalo jeera, or kali jeera.
It is grown for its aromatic and flavorful seeds. Black Cumin
is used for cooking, and extensively used in the Middle East, Turkey, and Western Asia. The aromatic seeds of Black Cumin
are used in many Indian spice mixtures, as well as in bread. Black Cumin
seeds can be ground in a peppermill and used like pepper
Black Cumin Seed
is one of the most revered medicinal seeds in history. The best seeds come from Egypt where they grow under almost perfect conditions. Black Cumin Seeds
were found in the tomb of Tutankhamun.
Over the past 40 years more research has been done on the healing properties of this seed. Herbalists use Black Cumin Seeds
to treat asthma, allergies, upset stomach, and autoimmune disorders.
takes about four months to mature. For best result, we recommend sowing seeds in early spring and transplant the well established seedling to well-drained soil either outdoors or to an indoor pot.
Cajun Seasoning Mix with Black Cumin
Adonis Flower Seeds