Organic black cumin

Distinctive and unique flavour

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Organic black cumin
Distinctive and unique flavour

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Black cumin seeds 50 g
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Made in France | Lot: D15554 | Expiration date (End Of): 04/2024 Ref. JN05

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Ingredients: Organic black cumin

Organic black cumin seeds (Nigella sativa L.).

FOOD ALLERGENS:

This product does not contain allergens (in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011) nor genetically modified organisms.

Updated on 2022/02/04

Description: Organic black cumin

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DESCRIPTION

Black cumin seeds (Nigella sativa L.) have been consumed for thousands of years as a condiment and for their properties. They are used to relieve digestive and rheumatic problems, and to strengthen the immune system.

Black cumin seeds are also highly valued in cooking, due to their spicy taste and smoky notes that give recipes a distinctive and unique flavour.

Try our organic black cumin seeds, for dishes with incredible flavour!

ORIGIN

Black cumin or caraway (Nigella sativa L., Ranunculaceae family) is grown in different parts of the world, mainly in the eastern Mediterranean (1). The plant can grow up to 60 cm in height, with finely divided leaves and blue flowers (2). Black cumin should not be confused with cumin (Cuminum cyminum), a species belonging to the Apiaceae family (together with parsley, celery and fennel).

Black cumin seeds are angular, small and black-dark grey in colour (3). These seeds are used as a spice in Asia and countries such as France, Italy and Germany to prepare bread and other dishes, due to their aromatic properties (1). They are also used to prepare a traditional dessert made from sweetened black cumin paste with honey or syrup (3), and for producing vegetable oil that is used in both cooking and cosmetics.

BLACK CUMIN

HISTORY

There are references to black cumin seeds in ancient medical and religious texts. Hippocrates and Dioscorides referred to these seeds as “melanthion”, and in the Bible (book of Isaiah) they are described as “healing black cumin”. Black cumin seeds were also found in the tomb of the Pharaoh Tutankhamun, as one of the products that accompanied him on his journey to Eternity (4).

Their many properties earned them the Arabic name “Habbatul Baraka”: seed of blessing (5).

COMPOSITION

Black cumin seeds contain, among other compounds, carbohydrates, proteins, essential oils, amino acids, alkaloids and saponins (4).

They are not only used as a condiment, but also have numerous properties (1). Black cumin seeds are consumed with food or mixed with honey, and are believed to have galactagogue (stimulates milk production), anthelmintic (acting against parasitic worms) and carminative (promotes the expulsion of gases) properties (4). They are also used in case of digestive problems, infections, rheumatism, and are beneficial for the immune and circulatory system (5).

RECIPES

Black cumin seeds have a fresh and spicy flavour, with a smoky aroma reminiscent of nutmeg. They can be used in many baking recipes, vegetable dishes and also with meat or fish rich in fats.

Below are two recipes in which these seeds are used: “beetroot hummous with black cumin” and “salmon with curry sauce and black cumin”.

Beetroot hummous with black cumin (6):

Ingredients:

  • 500 g beetroot
  • 150 g cooked chickpeas, drained
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoonful of tahini paste
  • ½ teaspoon of coriander leaves
  • 1 level teaspoon of black cumin seeds
  • 1 tablespoonful of lemon juice
  • Pinch of salt

Method:

  • If the beetroot is raw: rinse, peel, cut and brown in the oven for 50 minutes at 150ºC (evenly coated with olive oil).
  • If the beetroot is precooked: cut and roast for 10 minutes at 190ºC.
  • Roast the peeled garlic at the same time.
  • Rinse the chickpeas and carefully remove their inner skin.
  • Mix all the ingredients (once they have cooled) using a blender or mincer.
  • Reserve some coriander and black cumin seeds.
  • Eat with raw vegetables (crudités) or bread.

Salmon with curry sauce and black cumin (7):

Ingredients:

  • 2 salmon fillets, skin on
  • 25 cl cream
  • 1 tablespoonful of curry paste
  • 1 onion
  • Wild rice
  • 1 dessert spoonful of black cumin seeds

Method:

  • Chop the onion and fry in a pan. Once the onion has softened, add the curry paste and cream. Cook over a very low heat.
  • Boil the rice.
  • In a pan, fry the salmon, skin side down. Turn down the heat and cover. Simmer.
  • Serve the rice, cover with the sauce and place over the salmon. Sprinkle with black cumin seeds.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

  1. Chemical composition of Nigella sativa L. seeds. Nergiz et al. Food Chem. 1993. 48: 259-261.
  2. Chemical composition and medicinal properties of Nigella sativa Linn. Khan. Inflammopharmacoloy. 1999. 7: 15-35.
  3. Nigella sativa L.: Chemical composition and physicochemical characteristics of lipid fraction. Cheikh-Rouhou et al. Food Chem. 2007. 101: 673-681.
  4. From here to eternity - the secret of Pharaohs: Therapeutic potential of black cumin seeds and beyond. Padhye et al. Cancer Ther. 2008. 6(b): 495–510.
  5. Overview of the preclinical pharmacological properties of Nigella sativa (black seeds): a complementary drug with historical and clinical significance. Dajani et al. J Physiol Pharmacol. 2016. 67(6): 801-817.
  6. Houmous de Betteraves aux Nigelles. Cuivreetcuminpetitefa.wordpress.com.
  7. Saumon, sauce au curry, nigelle. Tentations-culinaires.over-blog.com
Updated on 2022/02/07

Use: Organic black cumin

DIRECTIONS:

Black cumin seeds can be used in many baking recipes, vegetable dishes and also with meat or fish rich in fats.

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS:

Store in a cool dry place away from sunlight.

Updated on 2022/02/04

Quality: Organic black cumin

PRODUCT NAME

Organic black cumin

BOTANICAL NAME

Nigella sativa L.

REFERENCE

JN05

QUANTITY

50 g

BATCH NUMBER

D15554

EXPIRATION DATE

2024/04

MADE

In France

FABRICATION AND GUARANTEE:

This food is manufactured under a GMP-compliant. GMPs are the good manufacturing practice guidelines for the European food industry.

Organic products at Anastore are produced in accordance with Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 of 28 June 2007 and its subsequent amendments on organic production and the labelling of organic products, with the aim of ensuring consumer confidence and protecting consumer interests.

Certificate issue date: 2022/02/07

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