Cumin belongs to the buttercup family of flowering plants. In addition to its culinary use, kalonji is known for its medicinal properties. In fact, its use can be traced back several centuries as a natural remedy for everything from bronchitis to diarrhea.
Black sesame seeds and its oil are used widely across India. Black sesame seeds are a good source of energy due to the high fat content. They contain healthy fats like polyunsaturated fatty acids and Omega-6. They also contain fiber, iron, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus.