Nigella

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Nigella

Nigella – The seeds of the Nigella sativa plant, better known to gardeners as love-in-a-mist, native to southern Europe and western Asia, are used primarily in the cooking of India. They are ground and added to legume and vegetable dishes, curries, pilafs, chutneys, and pickles in India, and are used whole as a pickling spice in Iran and other parts of the Middle East. The aroma is reminiscent of mild oregano, and the flavor is mildly peppery with nutty, earthy overtones. Available in Indian and Middle Eastern specialty shops, always buy whole seeds because the ground form doesn’t last as long and may have been adulterated with less expensive ingredients.

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