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Nigella sativa (black caraway, also known as black cumin, nigella, and kalonji) is an annual flowering plant in the family Ranunculaceae.

Nigella plants are cultivated for their seeds

Nigella seeds have little aroma though when rubbed between your fingers they give off a peppery scent.

The seeds are variously called black caraway, black seed, black cumin, fennel flower, nigella, nutmeg flower, Roman coriander, and kalonji