With its striking deep black appearance, and incredible health benefits, our Black Tahini with Nigella Seeds is a super food of the Palestinian kitchen. The taste is unique, with a bitter base and sweet overtones, our Black Tahini with Nigella Seeds is a must for any aspiring Middle-Eastern chef.
Materials: sesame, nigella
Nigella seeds, Qizha in Arabic and sometimes referred to as black cumin, are indigenous to the Middle East and have appeared in its cuisine for millennia. In fact, there are few ingredients that have remained so constant, and so highly esteemed over such a long period. Whilst the nigella seed is grown across the Middle East and parts of India, many consider the Palestinian cities of Nablus and Jenin to be the producers of the highest quality nigella seeds in the world. It is these seeds that our expert chef Kamel Hashalmon sources. He soaks and washes the raw seeds in a salt water solution, and then spreads them out to be naturally sun-dried, and then slow roasted. Only after this lengthy process is completed, will he start the grinding process. Between enormous basalt millstones from the Golan Heights, Kamel slowly and painstakingly overseas as the seeds gradually change their form to become an obsidian colored paste; deep, rich, dark. The first component of the Black Tahini with Nigella Seeds is completed.
Next the Palestinian nigella seeds meet the Ethiopian sesame seeds from the world renowned Humera region. The basis of all East Jerusalem Goods Company tahini products including our Black Tahini with Nigella Seeds, these sesame seeds are unparalleled in quality. The sesame seeds are treated in much the way the nigella seeds were; delicately washed, dried, roasted, ground. The paste that oozes from the millstones now is light mocha in color; thick, beautiful, artisan tahini.
The nigella seeds and tahini are expertly mixed, and jarred in our attractive 330g and 700g receptacles, ready to be shipped around the world. Our Black Tahini with Nigella Seeds expounds in natural health benefits. The Prophet Mohammad himself claimed that the nigella seed is cure for all diseases except for death. The Middle Eastern kitchen has featured this product since the time of The Prophet. It can be mixed with grape syrup for a wonderful breakfast dish that is reported to grant its consumer a healthy life. Alternatively, it can be spread on breads, added to salad dressing, or used in baking.