I did a little research and found out that not only is it good for you, but Kalonji is used medicinally in many cultures.
http://www.kalonjidirect.co.uk/blackseed.asp has listed some of the amazing benefits of Kalonji.
"Kalonji is rich in nutritional values.
Studies begun just over a decade ago suggest that if used on an ongoing basis, black seed can play an important role to enhance human immunity, particularly in immunocompromise patients.
It has anti-histamine properties that are beneficial to those who suffer from bronchial asthma and other allergic diseases.
Kalonji has potential anti-tumor principles.
The oil proved to be more effective against many strains of bacteria, including those known to be highly resistant to drugs.
As early as 1960, Professor El-Dakhakny reported that black seed oil has an anti-inflammatory effect and that it could be useful for relieving the effects of arthritis.
A study by Agarwhal (1979) showed that black seed oil increases the milk output of breastfeeding mothers.
A literature search by the University of Potchefstroom (1989), including biological abstracts, revealed that black seed's capacity to increase the milk flow of nursing mothers could be attributed to a combination of lipid portion and hormonal structures found in the black seed"
Not only is it healthy, but it tastes good. It has a very light toasted onion flavor. It's very mild and a great addition to foods. I love the delicate taste these amazing little seeds give. I've even found myself just pinching out of the container and eating a few.
To see the Roasted Butternut Squash and Kalonji Paratha recipe, click HERE.
**I received this in exchange for my review.**