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Nigella seed
Also called kolonji, or incorrectly called black cumin or onion seed. These small, very black seeds have no noticeable aroma and an agreeable, slightly sharp, almost metallic taste. They are often sprinkled on Turkish bread and used with other spices in Indian recipes.
Category: Spice
In Season: all year
To Buy:
Buy from a specialty retailer or good delicatessen. If buying from an Indian store, ask for kolonji to avoid getting the wrong thing.
To Store:
Store in an airtight container away from heat.
Tips & Tricks:
Nigella is compatible with all carbohydrates - so add to breads and savoury biscuits. It is also an ingredient in the Indian blend, Panch Phora, along with fenugreek, fennel, mustard, and cumin.
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Nutrition per 1 Cup:

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* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.

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