Cumin, Black (Kala Jeera)
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Black cumin can refer to the seeds of either of two quite different plants, both of which are used as spices:
Bunium bulbocastanum (Kala Jeera) black cumin is considered similar to caraway, but they are two distinctly different plants. The seeds differ dramatically in shape, color and size.
Nigella sativa, black caraway is also called kalonji or nigella, and more common in the Far East, Mideast, Bangladesh, India and Africa.
Narrow, tiny and curved in shape, Black Cumin (Kala Jeera)has a strong earthy aroma that becomes nutty flavored when cooked. Although it is not the same as cumin, it can be similarly used in small amounts to enhance the flavor of meats, soups, stews, rice, and sauces.
- sold by the 1/4, 1/2 & 3/4 Cup portions.
- 1/4 Cup = 4 Tablespoons
- packed in a small ziplock