The benefits of natural vegetable oils are keenly employed in various ways. One of the most interesting oils is the one extracted from a plant in the family Ranunculaceae called Nigella sativa. Such an oil is cold–pressed and unrefined so it preserves its all nutrients and is highly valued for its health-promoting properties.
If you are wondering if drinking the black seed oil or adding it to your dishes is worth anything, its multiple health benefits are the answer. This product has proven to hold anti–inflammatory and antibacterial properties and it supports the immune system so it is a perfect addition to the diets of both adults and children in the autumn-winter season. What is more, the black seed oil alleviates allergy and asthma symptoms and lowers blood pressure so it reduces the chances of heart diseases. It is also used for stomach issues and as an aid to regenerate the liver after, for example, a strong medical treatment. It helps to maintain a proper blood sugar level, speeds up healing of wounds and improves the condition of the skin, hair and nails. Because of that it can be both consumed and applied externally as a cosmetic.
The chemical formula of the black seed oil contains phytosterols, plenty of vitamins from group B and vitamin E which are beneficial for our health. In addition to that, numerous micronutrients such as selenium, iron and zinc and flavonoids – the antioxidants, lessen the risk of getting tumours.
What should be given more attention is Thymoquinone which is responsible for the oil’s anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative properties. The black seed oil consists of 84% of unsaturated fatty acids such as the oleic acid and the essential linolenic acid. The polyunsaturated fatty acids help to lower the LDL blood-cholesterol. The high concentration of micronutrients and antioxidants is why it is worth adding the black seed oil into everyday diet no matter your age or taste preferences.
How should we drink the black seed oil to ensure the best intake of its properties? Only cold – you should not use it to fry on. It can be drunk on its own or mixed with a chilled beverage or a bit of honey. What you add may reduce the oil’s bitter taste which may not be children’s favourite. That is why it is advisable to serve the unrefined black seed oil with a pot of yoghurt, a bit of sweet juice, syrup or honey. The same black seed oil can be used by both parents and children but a different dosage is advised – one tablespoon for adults daily intake, a quarter or half of a teaspoon for children aged 1-3 daily, a maximum of a teaspoon for children older than 3 years old.
The daily dosage of the black seed oil is due to the dietary recommendation but it is not a strict way of practice – the black seed oil is not a dietary supplement. The oil can also be added to salads and other cold dishes but you should keep in mind that it tastes bitter and is strongly apparent.
Size of packaging: 250 ml
Grams per serving: 12 g
|in 100 g||per serving (12 g)||% NRV in one serving*|
|Caloric value||3700 kj / 900 kcal||444 kj / 108 kcal||5%|
saturated acidsmonounsaturated acids
|Carbohydrates including: sugar||0 g
|Protein||0 g||0 g||0%|
|Salt||0 g||0 g||0%|
NRV – Nutrient Reference Value per adult (8400 kJ / 2000 kcal).
100% black seed oil.
May contain traces of gluten, nuts (including peanuts), mustard, sesame.
500ml, 250ml, 1l
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