Black Caraway Seeds

Size:1lb bag ( $6.99 /lb)

Delivery Options

Save when you buy in bulk

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

Origin: Turkey

Product ID: 7164

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.

Ratings & Reviews

5 out of 5 stars

– July 11, 2017

Mariana, Glenview, Illinois

Verified purchaser

I use these seeds for the health benefits...I grind them in the coffee grinder, and mix in equal quantity with fresh ground flex seeds and hemp seeds...I sprinkle them on salads, yogurt or kefir... I'm very pleased with this co products, and the prices are very reasonable..I'll order again. Thank you....

Featured Review

Size: 1lb bag

5 out of 5 stars

– November 19, 2022

Ellen, Johns Island, South Carolina

Verified purchaser

wonderful quality

Size: 1lb bag

Showing 2 of 26 reviews

Customizable box: a big white box, with six colorful mini boxes filled with nuts.

Build Your Own Box

Customize with 50+ different options of nuts, dried fruit, chocolate and more.