Known by its botanical name as Nigella Sativa, It grows to 20–30 cm height, with finely divided, linear (but not threadlike) leaves. The flowers are delicate, and usually colored pale blue and white. The seeds have an aroma similar to fennel and have a pungent flavor.
|Location||It is widely grown in Southern Ethiopia, especially in Shewa.|
Black Cumin can be found in cakes, cheeses was well as chocolate products and even vegetable soups. It also features in adding aroma to food and lending good odor to certain drugs without serving as a key ingredient. In medical operations, the cumin powder sterilizes equipment. In industrial purposes, it also serves in plastic component production.