Also known as nigella, black caraway, black onion seed or kalonji, the flavor of charnushka can be described as smoky, nutty and peppery. Charnushka is native to western Asia and Southern Europe where it is cultivated and grows in the wild.
Charnushka is believed to be an insect repellant.
In the Middle East it’s used for breads, in India for spiced vegetables and curries. At Savory we use charnushka in our Bengal Bay (Panch Phoron). Cooks from India usually dry-roast or fry the seeds to bring out their full flavor before sprinkling them on vegetarian dishes and salads. Try experimenting with charnushka; it combines well with allspice, coriander, savory and thyme.
The amount of product in the jar you receive is considered the net weight. We have provided that net weight after the jar size, ex: Small glass jar (net 1.25oz). To give you a better understanding of the jar size, see the fluid ounce measurements below.
The small glass bottles hold 2 fluid ounces. The plastic lids have a flip top with a small pour spout.
Medium glass bottles hold 4 fluid ounces. The plastic lids have a split flip top. One side has a larger opening and the other side is a shaker.
Large glass bottles hold 12 fluid ounces. The plastic lids have a split flip top. On side has a larger opening and the other side is a shaker.
All bottles meet FDA requirements for food applications and are 100% recyclable. You can purchase all of our bottles from the Containers section of Spice Ware on this website.
Purchase in bottles:
(net 2.60 oz)
Once you have bought bottles from us, you can then purchase refills for those bottles.
This saves you money by not having to buy the jar again and reducing the shipping weight.
Choose from the three bottle sizes and you will receive a bag containing the correct amount of product
to fill your bottle at home. The bags are sealable and will be labeled with the product name, uses, and
ingredients if applicable. The bags meet FDA requirements for food applications.
They are 100% recyclable and can be put in with all other plastics recycled at home.
Purchase bottle refills (in bags):
Medium glass refill
(net 2.60 oz)
Charnushka is native to Western Asia and Southern Europe
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