Nutritional Value


black seed nutritional value

Black seed are very nutritious; 

These little seeds have more than 100 hundred different chemical components.

There are still many components in Black Seed that have not been identified. But analysis is going on around the world. Black seed contains two active components, Thymoquinone and crystalline nigellone. Research conducted by the Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University  have found that thymoquinone blocked pancreatic cancer cell growth and killed the cells by advancing the process of programmed cell death, (apoptosis), acting as a HDAC inhibitor. Crystalline nigellone given to children and adults in the treatment of bronchial asthma with effective results and without signs of toxicity. After investigation, crystalline nigellone showed a delayed reaction.

Monosaccharides (Single Molecule Sugars) as Glucose, Rhamnose, Xylose, and Arabinose are found in the Black Seed.

The Black Seed contains a non-starch Polysaccharide component which is an good source of dietary fiber. Black seed  rich in fatty acids, especially the unsaturated and essential fatty acids (Linoleic and Linoleic Acid). Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), an omega-3 fatty acid, and linoleic acid (LA), an omega-6 fatty acid, are classified essential fatty acids due to they cannot be synthesized by humans. since we acquire these from food.


Black Seed contains Fifteen amino acids,  including eight of the nine essential amino acids.

Amino acids are important to life, and have many functions in metabolism. One particularly prominent function is to serve as the building blocks of proteins, which are linear chains of amino acids. Essential amino acids cannot be synthesized within our body in sufficient quantities and  so must be taken in as food.


Black Seed contains Arginine. Arginine plays an critical role in cell division, the healing of wounds,

eliminating ammonia from the body, immune function, and the release of hormones. Arginine is essential for infant growth.


Black Seed contains Carotene, which is transformed by the liver into Vitamin A,

the Vitamin has known for its Anti-Cancer activity.


Black Seed is also a source of Calcium, Iron, Sodium, and Potassium.

Necessary only in small amounts by the body, these elements' main function is to act as essential co-factors in various enzyme functions.

 

Nutritional Value Table


Fundamental Oil Composition (1.4%)

Percentage

Carvone

21.1%

Alfa-Pinene

7.4%

Sabinene

5.5%

Beta-Pinene

7.7%

P-cymene

46.8%

Others

11.5%

 

Fatty Acids

Percentage

Myristic Acid (C14:0)

0.5%

Palmitic Acid (C16:0)

13.7%

Palmitoleic Acid (C16:1)

0.1%

Stearic Acid (C18:0)

2.6%

Oleic Acid (C18:1)

23.7%

Linoleic Acid (C18:2)(Omega-6)

57.9%

Linolenic Acid (18:3n-3) (Omega-3)

0.2%

Arachidic Acid (C20:0)

1.3%

 

Saturated & Unsaturated Fatty Acids

Percentage

Saturated Acid

18.1%

Monounsaturated Acids

23.8%

Polyunsaturated Acids

58.1%

 

Nutritional Value

Percentage

Protein

208 ug/g

Thiamin

15ug/g

Riboflavin

1 ug/g

Pyridoxine

5ug/g

Niacin

57 ug/g

Folacin

610 IU/g

Calcium

1.859 mg/g

Iron

105 ug/g

Copper

18 ug/g

Zinc

60 ug/g

Phosphorus

5.265 mg/g

 

Nutritional Composition

Percentage

protein

21%

carbohydrates

35%

fats

35-38%

 

 

 

 



reference:
http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/infocenter/othernuts/omega3fa/

http://www.nigella-sativa-seeds.com

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