Black Cumin (Certified Organic)
Nigella sativa. Known as black cumin, black caraway, roman coriander, black onion seed, etc., this is an annual flowering plant in the buttercup family, native to south and southwest Asia. It has a several thousand year-old history, and is one of the most revered seeds throughout time. The 8-12" plants don't get too bush, and have delicate lacy leaves and intriguing blue and white flowers. The seed oil has long been used medicinally, particularly for asthma and other lung-related conditions. As a spice, the black seeds taste like a combination of onions, black pepper and oregano. They have a pungent bitter taste and smell. Somewhat drought tolerant.