Organic Black Seed Oil from Viridian Nutrition is certified organic by the Soil Association. Organic growing is better for the planet, better for you. Organic standards ensure that the black cumin seeds in our Black Seed Oil are grown without the use of synthetic pesticides of other chemical sprays. Organic growing works with the planet instead of against it. The organic farms for our black cumin seeds are all in Egypt ensuring the highest quality. Plants grown without chemical sprays have been shown to produce higher levels of salvestrols. Salvestrols are supportive elements within plants (phytonutrients) which offer healthful support to humans.
Salvestrols occur in significant amounts only in stressed plants, those that have been attacked by moulds or fungi. It seems that salvestrols are a plant’s natural toxic defence against these organisms. Thus in an intensively farmed plant, having no stress because it is protected by fungicides, pesticides etc, there will be little, if any, salvestrols present. Conversely, in a similar plant grown organically (or wild), salvestrol levels will be up to 20 times higher.
Nigella sativa is an exotic addition to Viridian's extensive essential fatty acid range. Also known as the Blessed Seed, black cumin seed is popular in the Middle and Far East. With a pleasant aroma and taste, it can be taken internally off the spoon, used as part of a salad dressing or used as a head or chest rub.
Organic black seed oil 100%
Each 5ml teaspoon provides approx:
Linoleic acid (Omega 6) 2450mg
Oleic acid (Omega 9) 1040mg