Pack Size: 35g

Black Onion Seeds, also known by a range of different names such as Nigella or Kalonji seeds. Despite their name, these black triangle-shaped seeds do not come from onions but from the Fennel Flower making these seeds a member of the buttercup family.

These seeds have a slightly bitter taste with a unique Nutty, earthy, peppery taste with a crunchy texture. We recommend dry roasting or microwaving to unlock a more profound taste.

Due to its unique taste, the Black onion seeds can be used in a wide range of different dishes to bring a unique flavour. We personally recommend using the seeds in vegetable dishes, with sweet vegetables such as carrots and parsnips. Across the world, it is used as a spice on bread, such as naan bread. We suggest trying it with Rice, salad dressing, and egg dishes.

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Origins and history

The Black Onion seeds are one of the oldest spices known to be used, commonly used in Indian and Middle Eastern cuisines. This seed was first mentioned in the Old Testament Bible where it was named "Ketza". It was documented to have been used as a spice used in cakes and bread.

More famously these seeds were also found in King Tutankhamun's Tomb in 1300BC, left as a sacred item to be enjoyed in the afterlife. It is said that in ancient Egypt Cleopatra used the black seed oil as hair and skin remedies.


Alternative Names:

  • Black Onion Seeds
  • Nigella Seeds
  • Kalonji Seeds
  • Black Cumin
  • Black Caraway
  • Black Fennel Seeds



Black Onion Seeds also called Kalonji and Nigella Seeds


Allergy Information:

For allergens, see ingredients in bold capitals.

This product has been produced in a factory where Peanuts, Nuts, Sesame, Soya, Gluten, Milk, Mustard, Egg, Celery and Sulphites are present.


Country of Origin:

Produce of India



Store in a cool, dry place away from direct heat and sunlight. Once opened, store in an airtight container away from strong odours and flavours.



Country Products Ltd,

Unit 6,

Centre Park,



YO26 7QG

Additional information

Weight 35 g
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