Nigella topping – Dukkah (Egyptian spice mixture)

Tasty nigella seeds can be sprinkled over vegetables or briefly stir-fried; they can also give a satisfying crunch to your salads. For each of the following recipes, you may add ½ level teaspoon of nigella seeds per meal, twice daily.

Instructions

  • In a dry skillet, toast 50 g hazelnuts and 2 tablespoons of sesame seeds. Combine them in a mortar and pillar with 1 tablespoon (tbs) cumin seeds, 1 tbs fennel seeds, 1 tbs coriander seeds, and 1 tbs nigella seeds. 
  • Grind everything into a crunchy mix, not a powder.
  • Try it over hummus or alongside radishes and cucumbers for dipping. However, when choosing the validated food product of the day, consider this recipe as an addition, not as an ingredient that will decrease blood glucose on its own, as it is difficult to determine the correct quantity when using a mix.

Proven health benefits of Nigella

Consuming nigella at the recommended dosages will also help reduce cholesterol and triglycerides.

Nigella also improves asthma and subjective status in case of allergic rhinitis and atopic eczema.

Nigella has also been found helpful in mild to moderate Covid-19, non-alcoholic fatty liver, obesity, and hypertension.

Preparation and dosage

Nigella seeds: Consume 2 g/day (equal to 1 level teaspoon) given in two times (means 1/2 level teaspoon twice a day). Seeds must be crushed or well-chewed to increase their efficacy; it is also possible to consume them stir-fried, but you should avoid other modes of preparation (baked, cooked for a long time, etc.), as this may alter their hypoglycaemic properties.

Nigella oil: Consume 1 g/day of nigella oil (equal to 1/4 teaspoon), in the form of capsules or bulk.

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