Spice Trade — black cumin

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What is the difference between cumin, caraway, black cumin and nigella?

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We get this question a lot: What is the difference between cumin seeds and caraway seeds? They look almost the same! … and then they notice our “black cumin” which further adds to the confusion. Here’s a look at all of them side by side so you can visualise the similarities and difference, and then we’ll delve deeper: Cumin seeds are a first cousin of carrot and parsley, and a visual twin of the caraway seed. They are also often confused with black cumin, but let us first have a closer look at the mighty cumin seed. Originally cultivated in the Mediterranean and...

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