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Nutritional Value of Black Cumin Seed

Black cumin seed is a source of the following nutrients:

  • Fatty acids, which make about 30% of the seeds. These are mostly unsaturated fatty acids, including linoleic acid and oleic acid, and some saturated fatty acids.
  • Various vitamins and minerals, such as copper, phosphorus, zinc, iron, beta-carotene (provitamin A), thiamin (B1), niacin, folic acid, and (Vitamin B6).

Active Ingredients Research

The main and most researched active ingredient in black cumin seed oil is thymoquinone. Thymoquinone has been studied for protecting the liver, reducing inflammation, and as an antioxidant. It’s also being examined in cancer research. Additionally, the seeds contain alpha-Hederin, another ingredient that’s being studied in cancer cells.

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