Black Nigella Seed

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We source our black nigella seed from an organic farm in Fayoum, Egypt. It has a nutty, herbal flavor and is traditionally used as a topping for breads as well as hummus, cheese and other cold dishes.

  • Origin: Fayoum, Egypt
  • Process: Sun-dried
  • Ingredients: 100% organically-grown black nigella seed (Nigella sativa)
  • Tasting notes: Sweet Roasted Onions • Nutty • Herbal


  • Lightly toast them to release essential oils and throw them whole into curries, soups, or sauces
  • Sprinkle on top of breads or pastries, or incorporate them in bread doughs and batters for added flavor and crunchy texture
  • Add them to pickles, relishes, or chutneys
  • Pairs well with: King Caraway, Wild Mountain Cumin, New Harvest Turmeric


Nigella sativa seeds were said to have been found in King Tut’s tomb and have been used for thousands of years as a preservative, spice, and medicine. Our nigella seeds are sourced from an organic farm in central Egypt, where ancient canal systems divert the Nile’s waters to irrigate the fields. The seeds are harvested from capsules inside the Nigella sativa, an herbaceous annual flowering plant, when they bloom in the summer and are then sun-dried.

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