Ever since Sylvia LuetJohann wrote the book The Healing Power of Black Cumin, people have gone crazy demanding seeds from Egypt. She stated in her book that the sun was best in Egypt and so they were the best seeds. Of course she also said to mix black seed oil with tea tree oil for parasites on pets and we know that tea tree oil is harmful to animals.
Companies who sold Egyptian Black Seed Oil played on this and even I subcombed to demand and started offering just Egyptian seeds.
Well just as I have said before, the kalonji in my opinion were the best seeds and definitely the best tasting. The difference is the kalonji has more grit and seeds in the mix that we have in Jordan, but definitely the best tasting. You can buy Indus Nigella Sativa Seeds from India here
There is practically no research available which compare anti-microbial potential of Nigella sativa
seed from various geographies. This study was planned to test and
compare the antimicrobial property of different solvent extracts of Nigella sativa seed
from Egypt, Tunisia, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Turkey, Oman and
India. The solvent used were n-hexane, methanol, and water. All these
extracts were subjected to Zone of Inhibition on Mueller-Hinton agar
using Kirby-Bauer Disk Diffusion Susceptibility Test Protocol against Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 6538, Pseudomonas aeruginosa ATCC 9027 , Escherichia coli ATCC 8739, Candida albicans ATCC 10231, Streptococcus mitis ATCC 49456, Streptococcus mutans ATCC 25175, Aspergillus brasiliensis ATCC 16404.Result showed that methanol extract, n-hexane extract and water decoction of Nigella sativa seed had antimicrobial property against the Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus mitis , Streptococcus mutans but not effective against Aspergillus brasiliensis , Pseudomonas aeruginosa , Escherichia coli, Candida albicans.
This antimicrobial activity could be due to presence of constituents
like Thymoquinone, Dithymoquinone, Thymohydroquinone, Thymol, Tannins
etc in Nigella sativa extracts.Further it is observed that, antimicrobiological potential of Nigella sativa seed from India found to be far superior than other Nigella sativa seeds from other geographies.
From the research above you can see they tested Egypt, Turkey, Oman, India, Pakistan, Saudia Arabia, Tunisia and Syria and Indian seeds were the best. This should really awaken many countries and oils who are selling Turkey oils or Saudi Arabian oils. There are many companies selling Indian seeds in the US and I sell them in my store.
We also offer ground, heated and fine ground for baking with and placing in honey.