Bulk Black Cumin Seed Powder

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Black Cumin Seed Powder

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Black cumin powder is used as a spice and, due to the presence of numerous active compounds, has applications in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. Black Cumin a flowering annual in the buttercup family with a long history of use that dates to ancient Egypt. In fact, the seed was discovered in King Tutankhamun’s tomb. If you are curious where to buy black cumin, we now offer Black cumin powder in bulk by the pound or quarter pound.

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information at a glance

approximate cups to one pound4
active compoundsCarvacrol, palmitic acid, linoleic acid, oleic acid, a-pinene, thymol, thymoquinone, nigellicine
plant part usedseed

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in a tightly-sealed container away from direct light and humidity.
appearance & aromaDark powder with a sweet yet peppery fragrance.


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cosmeticGround black cumin seed is traditionally mixed with milk and used as a facial cleanser. The powder may also be added to lotions and soaps.
culinaryBlack cumin seed powder is used in Middle Eastern, Moroccan, Greek and Indian cuisines to flavor flat breads, curries, cheese, roasted meats, vegetables and rice. The powder may also be used to flavor ground coffee.
safetyMay increase serotonin levels and the effects of anticoagulants (blood thinners) if consumed in high dosages.

formulas & recipes

Chipotle & cumin aioli

This creamy combination of spicy and smoky flavors makes an excellent spread for sandwiches. You can also use it as a dipping sauce for raw veggies or oven-baked sweet potato fries.

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil mayonnaise
  • 1 ½ teaspoons lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons adobo sauce
  • 1 teaspoon minced chipotle chile in adobo sauce
  • ½ teaspoon cumin

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and stir to blend. Place mixture in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before serving.

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cumin seed

Powdered black cumin seed has a flavor profile that combines oregano, black pepper, onion and a sweeter version of cumin. It blends well with lemon, black pepper, cilantro, cumin, fenugreek and rosemary.

what else you should know

cumin seed

Black cumin seed is original to the Middle East and parts of eastern Europe but is now naturalized and cultivated elsewhere. In Middle Eastern countries, the spice is known as kalonji. Around the world, however, black cumin is known by a wide variety of common names, including black caraway, nutmeg flower, fennel flower, cumin noir, Roman coriander, Love in a Mist and Seed of Blessing.

In addition to lending a smokey, pungent flavor to foods, black cumin seed is valued for its high content of volatile oils (up to 40%) that carry several fatty acids and antioxidant and anti-inflammatory aromatics, most notably thymoquinone. The high antioxidant activity of these chemicals makes black cumin seed a good natural preservative in personal care products.



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