WHAT IS IN BLACK SEED OIL?
Black seed (Nigella sativa) oil – composition and chemical makeup
Nutritionally the Nigella sativa seed is comprised of approximately 21% protein, 35% carbohydrates and 35-38% fats (varies from country to country). It also contains numerous vitamins, mineral elements, and trace elements.
Amazing insight into the wonderful Nigella sativa black seed
The protein content of the black seed (Nigella sativa) is comprised of fifteen different amino acids, including eight of the nine essential amino acids. Essential amino acids cannot be synthesised in our body in sufficient quantities and are thus derived entirely from our diet.
Black seed oil is particularly rich in unsaturated and essential fatty acids (Linoleic and Linolenic acid) alpha-Linolenic acid (omega-3) and Linoleic acid (omega-6), are substances that cannot be produced in the body, and thus must be taken consumed.
The black seed oil is also a source of calcium, iron, sodium, and potassium. Required only in small amounts by the body, these trace elements’ are essential for various enzyme functions.
Detailed breakdown of what is in black seed oil
Table I. Chromatographic analysis of composition of the fixed black seed oil