Press Release
June 26, 2014
Tropical Traditions

Tropical Traditions announced today that it had added Black Cumin Seed Oil (nigella sativa) to its line of premium quality edible oils. The oil originates from Turkey, where some of the world’s highest quality black cumin seeds grow. Black cumin seeds have been uncovered in Turkey from the ancient Hittite empire, dating back to 1650 BC. The seeds are rich in nutrients and antioxidants.

Nigella sativa is known by various other names such as: black caraway, fennel flower, nutmeg flower, Roman coriander, kaljeera, habbat al-barakah, among others.

References to black cumin seeds date back thousands of years. It is mentioned in the Bible in the book of Isaiah, in chapter 28, verses 25 and 27. Black cumin seeds were found in the tomb of Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun, who ruled Egypt from 1333 BC to 1324 BC, and they were found in a pilgrim flask in Turkey from the ancient Hittite empire, dating from around 1650 BC. The Islamic prophet is reported to have stated that black cumin seeds are “the remedy for all diseases but death.”


Black Seeds

Cold-pressed from Turkish black cumin seeds, this premium black seed oil is 100% pure and free from solvents, being tested and verified to also be free from pesticides and herbicides. It is packaged in a tinted glass bottle, to protect it from plastic and sunlight exposure.

About Tropical Traditions

Tropical Traditions was the first company to import virgin coconut oil to the U.S. from the Philippines back in 2002. Today, Tropical Traditions offers a full line of high quality foods produced sustainably by small-scale producers from around the world, including their famous Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil. Learn More.