Karimjeerakam, Black Cumin Seeds, Kalonji, Kala jeeral - Buy Online
Karimjeerakam, Black Cumin Seeds, Kalonji, Kala jeeral
Black cumin seeds or Karimjeerakam are nothing but the seeds of a plant called Nigella Sativa, which were traditionally used for the treating several ailments. These seeds are also known by different names like Kalonji, Himali Jira or Kala jeeral. Middle Eastern and Indian cuisines make use of this seeds as a spice, as it has a combined flavour of onions, black pepper and oregano. It also has a slight pungent aroma which when roasted imparts a unique flavour to the culinary preparations. In some culture, these black seeds are extensively used as a flavouring ingredient for various bread products.
Karimjeerakam is sprinkled on naan breads before baking and is also used in vegetable and dal recipes. Bengali spice mixture known as 'Panch Phoran' contains Nigella seeds or black seeds as one of its five ingredients.
Health Benefits of Black cumin seeds
- Used as a natural herbal remedy for hair problems as it is believed to have positive effect against greying of hair and provides lustre to the hair.
- Oil extracted from these seeds is used for treating skin ailments. It helps to nurture the skin and makes it more beautiful.
Note: Always heat the seeds before consumption.