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Black Cumin

Black Cumin… Carrier Oil

  • BOTANICAL NAME : Nigella Sativa
  • ORIGIN : Turkey
  • PRODUCTION METHOD : Cold Press
  • PART(S) USED FOR PRODUCTION : Seeds

It is grown in Afyon, Burdur, Denizli, Isparta, Kütahya, Konya and Çukurova in Turkey. It is an annual herbaceous plant with pink elegant flowers. Capsule flowers are collected and dried during summer months. Capsules are broken, and flower seeds are taken out of such broken capsules. Then such flower seeds are subject to cold press to extract oil.

Black cumin plant is a pilose (hairy) plant with a branched body with approximately 40 to 70cm height. Lower leaves have petioles (stalks) while upper leaves lack petioles. They have light green color. There is one flower in the end of stalk.

Flowers have 5 petals with green, blue, and purple color. Sepals are round with pointed ends. Black cumin seeds are inside the characteristic capsule of the plant, and are black. Black cumin seeds emit a strong odor when ground.