Nigella Seeds are one of these confusing spices as its known by many names with some crossovers that are not right
As spice merchants travelled and peddled their wares back in the day they offered some new flavours that were similar to others, nigella is known as black cumin, this is not correct, black cumin is middle eastern slightly bitter cumin seen
In Hindi Nigella Seeds are Kalonji
Nigella Sativa are the best nigella seeds grown
Nigella Seeds have been used for thousands of years with reports of a jar found in the Tomb of Tutankhamen
Ancient medics would prescribe Nigella Seeds for headaches, toothaches and more
I am not sure what they cure in todays world but when eating good pure spice our ancestors used will ensure good proper food!
The nutty slightly cumin flavour adds a great dimension to any soup, curry, stew, can be mixed into rice and breads