Nigella Sativa, also known as Black Cumin, Kalonji and Black Seed, has had a long history as both a medicinal and culinary spice. Nigella sativa grows to 8-12" tall, with finely divided leaves and white flowers. Plant this annual in a in a sunny area.
With an impressive range of traditional therapeutic and medicinal uses, Nigella sativa has been widely studied, with over 100 constituents identified. Sprinkle of Nigella Seeds on layered toast, breads or cookies. The seeds can be ground and used as a condiment. Nigella seeds have an oregano-like quality with herbaceous notes and a warm, toasted-onion flavor.
Other Names: black cumin, black seed, black caraway, Roman coriander, kalonji, fennel flower