For more than 2,000 years now, black cumin has been in use in the Middle East as a spice and a natural remedy. It is also known as “Pharaoh’s gold”. However, black cumin is not related to either caraway nor cumin, the seeds also differ considerably in shape and taste.
The virgin BIO PLANÈTE Black Cumin Oil is gently pressed from high-quality Egyptian seed (Nigella sativa) and only filtered once. The golden-brown oil has a high content in polyunsaturated fatty acids – for ex-ample, the omega 6 fatty acid “linolenic acid” with a proportion of 54 g per 100 ml. Replac-ing saturated fatty acids with
polyunsaturated fatty acids in nutrition contributes to the preservation of normal blood cholesterol lev-els.
Ideas for recipes and use of virgin Black Cumin Oil:
The spicy, flavoursome Black Cumin Oil blends in nicely with Oriental food, such as pita bread, dishes with chickpeas, cheese and beans. To protect its valuable ingredients, it should not be heated, but rather used cold.
Black Cumin Oil is also an important ingredient in natural cosmetics and is traditionally used in skin and hair care.
*The consumption of black cumin oil during pregnancy should be avoided due to its high essential oil content.