Nigella sativa • from India

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Regular size = 58 grams (2.05 ounces), approximately 24 tsp (½ cup), the size of a standard spice jar.

Nigella, also known as kalonji, is often mistakenly called (or sold as) “black sesame”, “black caraway”, or “black cumin”, but it is not related to any of these spices and has its own unique flavor and cooking quality. The small jet-black seeds have a lightly bitter, drying flavor, with a mild sharpness and vague earthiness, as of root vegetables. Nigella is often used in baking because its flavor is an excellent complement to the toasty flavors of flours and grains – for the same reason, it can be used in most grain dishes such as quinoa, couscous, and rice, for a colorful and interesting addition, and is excellent, in small quantities, on earthy vegetables or gamey meats.


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Weight 58 g
Dimensions 1 × 2.5 × 4 in

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