Black Caraway Seeds

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Aromatic with a peppery bite, black caraway seeds are enjoyed as a spice in Egyptian, Indian, and Middle Eastern cuisines and is often used in spice blends, breads, and vegetable dishes.

Middle Easterners refer to black caraway seeds as “the blessed seed” because of its healing properties. Studies show that the spice may strengthen and stimulate the immune system and act as an anti-histamine, anti-tumor, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory. Some recent studies even point to its ability to prevent some toxic side effects of cancer treatments and slow cancer growth.

King Tutankhamen’s tomb contained black caraway oil, of paramount importance to the ancient Egyptians. Both Hippocrates and the Greek physician Dioskorides recommended black caraway extensively as a remedy, and it was also reputedly used by Cleopatra. It can be found in the Old Testament, where it’s called “black seed.” And the Prophet Muhammad underlined its therapeutic qualities, stating, “Hold on to use of the black seed, for it has a remedy for every illness except death.”

Other common names for these seeds are Nigella seeds, Nigella sativa, charnushka seeds, fennel flower, nutmeg flower, black-cumin, kalonji, and Roman coriander.

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November 19, 2022
wonderful quality
, Johns Island, SC
October 26, 2022
Thank you all for such quick delivery. The black Caraway seeds are an awesome ingredient for my deserts and entrees. Very pleased. Have a great week!
, Peachtree City, GA
September 10, 2022
Appreciate the black but enjoy regular. It works to spruce up entrees ND give it touch for a cheap price
, Tonawanda, NY
July 8, 2022
Will use them in Harissa Sauce for the family reunion later on in this month. Harissa sauce is from the Middle East.
, Santo, TX
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Black Caraway Seeds. Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, sesame, and milk products.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size 28g (~1 oz.)

Amount per serving
Calories 93
% Daily Value
Total Fat   4g6%
Sodium   5mg0%
Total Carbohydrate   14g5%
Dietary Fiber 11g43%
Protein   6g

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice

More Info

Store in a cool dry place for up to 1 year. It is ok to refrigerate.

Country of origin: Turkey

ID: 7164

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