The black cumin plants which are used for its oil are sown by our producers in September.
The plant forms fruit capsules after having been in flower and gradually dies from the bottom. Harvesting starts as soon as the capsules turn brown. The ripe black cumin seeds shimmer matte black and give off a pleasant scent similar to aniseed. The plants are cut before sunrise, before morning dew or fog gets a chance to settle on the plant in order to protect the seed pods from the moisture. The cut plants are bundled up together and laid on clean towels to dry out, threshed and filled in sacks.
The seeds are cleaned in our producer´s oil mill. The subsequent cold pressing is a purely mechanical procedure and is done without any solvent. We can guarantee a black cumin oil of the highest quality from first pressing, due to a special, very gentle stamp pressing, which takes care that all the important nutrients are kept.
We buy our raw products direct from the producers, pay fair prices and support the farmers.
Please contact us if you have any questions,
your AMAZONAS Team.