Nigella/Kalonji Seeds (1000g)

Product Code: GSI023


Green Saffron ethically sourced direct from farm, highest grade Nigella/Kalonji/Black Onion Seeds. New season, single source guaranteed. Our unique supply chain offers you full transparency and traceability, bringing you closer to the farmer with the fewest steps. See below for further details.

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About the product

Kalonji, nigella or black onion seeds have little odour, are black, roughly cuboid shaped and when ground or chewed develop a vaguely oregano-like scent. Not to be confused with black cumin; these are NOT those. The taste is aromatic and slightly bitter; pungent, smoky, even peppery, pungency in unripe or not yet dried seeds. At one time thought of as the next ‘magic bullet’, they do indeed have a variety of beneficial properties, mainly based around cleansing the blood and regulating sugar levels.

Part Used



North India

Harvest Time

April to May

Flavour note (bass, mid, high)

MID. Earthy, nutty, herby gently peppery flavour.

Main flavour compounds

Cymene, γ-terpinene, thymoquinone, β-pinene.


Airtight and out of the light. Ideally not above 14°C

Use by

6 months from date