Ethiopian Nigella Sativa Seeds


Black cumin is a wonderful spice. It has a tart, bitter taste and nice smell. Due to its stable aroma, black cumin is often used in spicy compositions.

Nigella Sativa seeds are very widely used in North African and Middle Eastern cookery as Arabic people like spicy food and are well informed about the benefits of black seeds. Today, you can even find black cumin seeds in some European recipes.


Black seeds from the warm African country of Ethiopia are considered the best on the planet. Seeds from this region are very rare and BioNatal is the only company in the U.S. who imports this product from one of the best and certified growers in Ethiopia. This product is the most bitter it can be and lovers of hot food will appreciate this wonderful and rare spice.


Arabic recipe using black cumin seeds:

  • Nigella Sativa is used in raw or fried form

  • The aroma and taste is fully revealed by frying

  • Spice is added in small amounts: about 1 teaspoon in a dish for 5-6 people


Black-caraway can be added as flavor into:

  • Soups

  • Dishes from rice, vegetables, legumes, pasta

  • Dough for pancakes, samos, flat cakes, and other baked goods

  • Sweet dishes like mousses, puddings, and pies

  • Tea, kissel

  • Mediterranean cheeses