Organic virgin black cumin oil
Our Egyptian black cumin oil is cold-pressed from fully ripe Egyptian black cumin seeds from organic farming. The oil is only filtered, not deodorised or refined, and is characterised by its golden yellow colour and balanced taste. Black cumin oil can be heated to a maximum of 90 °C. As one of our vital oils, it can be enjoyed straight from the spoon or as a typical spice for oriental dishes.
Black cumin seed oil mainly contains the essential, double unsaturated linoleic acid. Linoleic acid contributes to the maintenance of a normal blood cholesterol level. The positive effect sets in at a daily intake of 10 g (equivalent to about 2 to 3 tablespoons). Furthermore, black cumin seed oil has an extrordinarily high proportion of essential oils, which – depending on the harvest year and cultivation conditions – lies between 0.5 g to 2.5 g per 100 g. The oil also contains bitter substances and tannins such as nigelline and thymoquinone. These lead to the intense, typical taste and its popularity in natural medicine.
The black cumin plant
Black cumin (Nigella sativa) is a member of the buttercup family. It is not related to caraway. The seeds of the black cumin plant are small and edgy, and as the name implies, black.
In Germany, black cumin has a long standing history and it used to be cultivated in many farmer's gardens. According to an old anecdote, Martin Luther left out the "black" in "black cumin" when he translated the bible from Hebrew which led to many misunderstandings. In any case, it is known for a fact that black cumin was already widely spread in Egypt and the neighbouring countries and used for many purposes in the times of the pharaohs. Still today, the black cumin seeds of the highest quality come from Egypt.
SPECIFICATION AND INGREDIENTS
Black cumin seed oil
Average energy and nutrient content for 100 g
Please enjoy our products as part of a diverse and balanced nutrition.
As a product of nature the composition of the oil can vary, the given specifications are therefore average values.