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Default Black Cumin - Nigella seed recipes

Has this spice been used for a long time throughout history? Seems just recently I've heard about it. This seed is popular in the Middle East and has a ton of health benefits (they say).

Does anyone have a way to use Black Cumin seeds that they would like to share?



I purchased a pound of them and today will make a lentil dip, seasoned with 1 tsp. Black Cumin and 1 tsp. Anise Seed with an avocado blended in. Wish me luck.
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I don't use cumin very often, so I don't have any recipes...but here's 28 fairly healthy recipes with cumin as an ingredient that you may want to browse through.
http://deliciousliving.com/search/re..._type%3ARecipe

Here's more on the benefits of black cumin...
http://www.naturalnews.com/038854_bl...revention.html
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There's tremendous benefit to black cumin seed, which has been used for a couple thousand years at least. We have a thread regarding this http://www.natmedtalk.com/showthread.php?t=21764
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I bought the oil once like 5 yrs ago. They have these at the mid east stores, I will purchase some soon and try it out again,.
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I crunch mine between my teeth. I like the flavor. I would grind them if I was using them in a recipe.
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I crunch mine between my teeth. I like the flavor. I would grind them if I was using them in a recipe.
I like the taste too. It paired really well with anise which tastes similar to licorice.

The lentil dip tasted good.
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I took some Black Cumin and pulverized it with some fennel seed and sea salt. Put it on some steamed broccoli and it was so tasty.

Black cumin could be pulverized and mixed into your favorite spice blend to add a nutrient dense punch.
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http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/could-eating-simple-black-seed-prevent-alzheimers-disease?utm_source=GreenMedInfo+Weekly&utm_campaig n=9d62297a1b-Greenmedinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_62bb7ef31 e-9d62297a1b-86810533
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A new study published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology reveals that the seeds of Nigella sativa, commonly known as "black seed," may provide an ideal nutritional supplement for preventing or slowing the progression of Alzheimer disease.[1]
Researchers divided forty elderly volunteers into a treatment group receiving 500 mg capsules of Nigella Sativia twice daily for nine weeks and a placebo group. Subjects were assessed for neuropsychological state and safety profile twice before treatment and after nine weeks. The trial resulted in significant improvements in memory, attention and cognition without any measurable changes in any biochemical markers of cardiac, liver, or kidney function during the nine-week study period.
The researchers also noted that beyond its neuroprotective properties Nigella Sativa also has kidney protective, lung protective, cardioprotective and liver protective properties.
It is remarkable that a thousand years ago the Persian scholar Ibn Sīnā described Nigella sativia in his Canon of Medicine for their enlivening and tonifying effects as follows: 'it stimulates the body's energy and helps recovery from fatigue and dispiritedness. It appears that science is only now catching up to the wisdom of the ancients, which in the case of Black Seed, was known as 'The Remedy for Everything But Death.'
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Good find. It's nice to know this seed has been used for thousands of years.

My recent use is pulverizing it with milk thistle seeds, fennel seeds, seaweed and celery seeds. This is a great sprinkle on your favorite food, vegetables and even mixed into a smoothie.
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