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Curious about nigella seeds

B3B3 Posts: 15,447
Are the garden nigella seeds the same as the culinary ones?
In London. Keen but lazy.

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 17,781
    I believe they are, yes.
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • B3B3 Posts: 15,447
    Thanks @pansyface. I might save some next year. I like to sprinkle a few on my bread before I bake it.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 17,781
    makes a change from sugar mites.
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • B3B3 Posts: 15,447
    They're gone I hope! The new sugar is in isolation in another cupboard in case I didn't get them all😕
    I can still see it moving. Thanks for reminding me.
    😱 @pansyface
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • pitter-patterpitter-patter Posts: 1,109
    edited November 2020
    I think the culinary ones are from nigella sativa, as opposed to nigella damascena. I’m not sure what the exact difference is in terms of taste, edibility... 
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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 17,781
    I see another loaf of bread heading for the bin...😜
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • B3B3 Posts: 15,447
    I'm using Sainsbury's finest at the moment so there will be toast tomorrow😋
    @pitter-patter. Perhaps further investigation is necessary. 
    I'm off to find what plants star anise and cumin come from now. Something to do. Getting stir crazy😵
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • So according to this, they taste different, damascena has marginally superior health benefits, and sativa will make you run to the bathroom more. Neither killed any rats.
     
    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26016547/

    I trust this was of no help at all  :D
  • B3B3 Posts: 15,447
    edited November 2020
    Satvia might have made them a little uncomfortable, though.

    Just had a glance at the link and if I live to be 110, life will be too short. But I'm most grateful for your efforts😉 @strelitzia32
    In London. Keen but lazy.
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