Hahnenfußgewächse (Ranunculaceae) (Ranunculaceae)
True black cumin, black cumin, breadroot, catherine flower, Roman or black coriander is part of the Ranunculaceae family. It is not related to caraway or cumin. The annual, herbaceous spice and medicinal plant reaches heights of up to 50 cm. Its blue to white flowers appear in June to July. The seeds ripen in the flowers and these can be harvested in late summer. They have an aromatic, spicy flavor.
Southeast Mediterranean, North Africa, West Asia and India
Black cumin is not good for mixed crops because it can inhibit the growth of other plants, especially legumes. In addition, it can be very proliferative. Germination can take up to 21 days. When the fruit capsules turn brownish, the drop-shaped, dull black, anise-scented seeds are ready for harvest. The remaining parts of the plant are slightly poisonous and are not consumed.
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