Nigella seeds – seed plant native to North Africa. Its seeds are rich in vitamins: A, E, F, B1, B3, B6, biotins and mineral compounds such as: magnesium, potassium, sodium, zinc, selenium, iron and calcium. Moreover, they contain various fatty acids, alkaloids, proteins, phytosterols, flavonoids as well as phospholipids.
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Nigella seeds are widely used not only for health care, but also in the kitchen and cosmetics. They are added to meat dishes to give them distinctive taste. When combined with honey, they offer a perfect marinade. They prove ideal as a salad ingredient. Ground seeds may replace black pepper and they do not irritate the stomach.
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