The Black Seed Collection
Our Black Seed Buns are buns like no other. They might be black in colour and uniquely tasty, but that isn’t the only thing that’s different about them.
These buns contain four highly nutritious ingredients: black cumin (also known as black seed), black sesame seeds, blue poppy seeds and molasses.
They are low in carbohydrate, high in protein and contain vitamins and minerals such as calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, selenium, vitamin B, antioxidants and polyphenols.
All of these elements come together to give our buns their dark appearance as well as an exotically herbaceous undertone in the flavour.
Let’s explore these ingredients below.
Breaking down the crumbs
Black cumin has been widely used for centuries in the treatment of various ailments across many different cultures around the world.
Black cumin is also somewhat of a wonder-herb. It has been scientifically shown to possess a wide spectrum of therapeutic benefits including reducing blood pressure, reducing cholesterol, reducing stomach upset and even acting as an anti-cancer agent.
Archaeologists even found black seeds in King Tut’s tomb... and now you can find them in our buns!
The black sesame seeds are where our buns get their beautifully dark colour. They are an especially rich source of macrominerals and trace minerals such as calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, manganese and iron.
Higher intake of these macrominerals is associated with improved heart health, better blood pressure, hair growth and are important for regulating metabolism, cell functioning and the immune system.
Other compounds in black sesame seeds may also have anti-cancer properties.
Poppy seeds, like sesame seeds, contain important trace elements. Poppy seeds are high in manganese which is important for bone health and clotting.
Poppy seeds are also high in polyphenols which may aid with digestive issues, cardiovascular and neurodegenerative disease.
Blackstrap molasses is a byproduct of sugar cane’s refining process. It has the lowest sugar content of any sugar cane product, and unlike refined sugar, contains vital vitamins and minerals, such as iron, calcium, magnesium, vitamin B6 and selenium.
Vitamin B6 is an essential vitamin needed for the metabolism of protein, fat and carbohydrates as well as the creation of red blood cells and neurotransmitters.
Selenium is an essential mineral and has been linked with a reduced risk of cancer, heart disease and improved thyroid health.