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Organic Black Seed Oil - Artisan Cold-Pressed from Black Cumin Seed
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Black Seed Oil, also known as Black Cumin Oil, is a remarkable and highly prized nutritive oil. This beneficial oil has been used for thousands of years by many cultures and health practices (including Ayurveda) from around the world. Black Seed Oil and black seeds were found in King Tut’s tomb and it is also known to have been used by Cleopatra, Queen Nefertiti, and Hippocrates.
- Our artisan cold-pressed oils consistently beat the leading brands in blind taste tests! We test samples from certified organic farmers and taste each batch to find the one with the freshest and best taste.
- Unrefined and free of preservatives. Our cold-pressed oils are crafted in small batches at a very low temperature to ensure quality and enjoyment. We use BPA-free bottles that are black to protect contents from light which can degrade the oil. We also have a bulk size available in a glass bottle.
- Real health food! Full of heart-healthy omega fatty acid. Omega fatty acids are essential to healthy living and are associated with benefits like reduced inflammation, improved heart health, and brain health.
- Black Seed Oil has a unique cell structure and contains vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids.
- Organic, Non-GMO, Raw, Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Kosher.
- Black seed oil can be taken on its own or mixed in water, juice, or herbal tea. Did we mention that it's an easy way to add omegas to your diet?!
- Drizzle this earthy, zesty, herbaceous oil onto salads or baked potatoes, or mix into smoothies or assorted dips!
- Black seed oil could be applied topically as well. Feel free to add it to your DIY lotion recipes or for oil pulling or for oil cleansing.
- For another quick and easy option, fill veggie capsules with the Black Seed Oil. See the tutorial video below for more information.
100% Unrefined, virgin raw black cumin seed (Nigella sativa) oil*.
Shelf Life: 2 years
Country of Origin: Israel or Turkey
(Since this is a natural product, the different landscapes and climates in these two countries can cause the color, smell, and taste of the oil to vary from lot to lot).
- Store in refrigerator upon receipt
- For clearer oil, do not shake
- Freezing extends shelf life
- Not for use as a cooking oil
Do your artisan cold-pressed oils need to be shipped refrigerated? Does the shipping time affect the oils?
When tested, the relatively short shipment times and variable seasonal temperatures encountered during shipment have been found to be irrelevant. Even shipments arriving during the summer heatwaves can be guaranteed as being potent and unharmed.
Are the plastic bottles BPA-free?
Yes, we use BPA-free bottles made of Polyethylene and the main difference is that our bottle is black to protect it from light which can degrade the oil. If you're looking to ditch plastic completely, we do offer this oil in a 32 oz glass bottle.
Can I cook with your artisan cold-pressed oils?
Cooking with our artisan cold-pressed oils is not recommended. The smoke point (the temperature at which an oil will burn and become rancid) of black seed oil would be exceeded by most forms of cooking. Cooking with our oils will not only affect the taste, but omega essential fatty acids are very delicate and high heat will destroy them. However, you can use the oils after cooking on a number of dishes by adding it once it's on your plate and ready to consume.
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Shipping to Continental US (including Alaska, Hawaii, U.S. Territories and APO/DPO/FPO)
- $10 shipping on orders under $69
- FREE shipping on orders $69 or more— after any discounts/promotions are applied and before shipping charges or taxes are applied
- All orders are shipped either by USPS (1st Class or Priority) or by UPS Ground. A customer’s preference for one shipping company over another is not always feasible, so we reserve the right to choose the best method of shipping at our own discretion.
International Shipping (outside of USA)
At this time, we are not able to ship to international addresses. If you are outside of the United States, you can order Foods Alive products through www.iherb.com. They carry most of our items and offer the best international shipping options around.
Returns, Refunds, Replacements
We accept returns for any reason on products bought directly from our website for up to 30-days after receipt. We will refund your purchase price, less return shipping charges, if you use our return label. We can not accept return requests after 30-days.
To request a return label, or if you need further assistance with your return, please contact us by filling out our contact form here.
Once we receive your returned product and it has been inspected, a credit via the original method of payment will be processed within 7 – 10 business days.
If you've purchased our products from a retailer and not directly from us on our website, you will need to reach out to the place of purchase to have your return or replacement processed.
If you have damaged product, please contact us for assistance by filling out our contact form here. Please note, that we may request an image of the damaged product.
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California Residents Only
Foods Alive takes food safety very seriously. All foods that are grown in nature contain trace levels of naturally occurring elements/minerals such as lead and cadmium, which are naturally present in all soils because they are found in the Earth’s crust. Because these minerals, including cadmium and lead, are present naturally in the soil, they are absorbed by plants through their roots along with other nutrients. As a result, there may be unavoidable traces occurring in virtually all foods, including fish, meats, grains, fruits and vegetables.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other health authorities have determined that tiny traces of naturally occurring minerals in foods are unavoidable and do not present a public health risk, threat of injury, or need for warnings. The FDA regularly monitors the amount of cadmium and lead in food and we ensure that our products safely pass any FDA regulations.
*Contaminants are often expressed in micrograms (mcg). When considering the levels of naturally occurring elements such as lead or cadmium found in food, it is helpful to put these units of measurement into perspective. How much is a Microgram (mcg)? A microgram is one/one-millionth of a gram. To put this unit into perspective, a penny weighs 2 grams. To get a microgram, you would need to divide the penny into 2 million pieces. A microgram is one of those two million pieces.
California law contains what is known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, also referred to as Proposition 65 (“Prop 65”). Prop 65 is a unique, California-only “right to know” law that requires products sold in California to bear warning notices about potential exposure to any of the over 800 substances (click here for the full list) listed by the state. Prop 65’s warning standards are uniquely low and not safety-based. As a practical matter, Prop 65 warnings are required for any product (food or non-food) that exposes an individual in California to virtually any detectable amount of a listed chemical.
Prop 65 does not ban any products from sale in California; it simply requires warnings about the listed chemical contained in the product. No other state has a law similar to Proposition 65, which requires warnings for listed chemicals contained in products at levels that are far below levels known to cause any actual harm, or that are regulated by the FDA or other federal law. Proposition 65 regulates substances officially listed by California as having a 1 in 100,000 chance of causing cancer or birth defects over a 70-year period.
Trace amounts of lead, cadmium, and other metals and chemicals listed under California’s Proposition 65 are found in some of even the most carefully selected and sourced ingredients contained in Foods Alive products. Lead, as an example, is a naturally occurring element that is found throughout the entire environment, including in soils where it can be taken up by natural plants and herbs all over the world. None of these elements are added by farmers or by Foods Alive. We follow good manufacturing practices throughout our supply chain to minimize or eliminate any contamination.
Source: US Food and Drug Administration, Total Diet Study Market Baskets 2006 through 2011
Rather than face more unscrupulous lawsuits, Foods Alive prefers to comply with Prop 65 by: (1) providing warnings where there are detectable levels of trace amounts of listed chemicals; or (2) limiting the serving size for California residents to avoid any warning requirement; or (3) placing the Prop 65 warning on all of our products. We strongly believe that any minute levels of the chemicals listed by Prop 65 in its products should be exempted under the “naturally occurring allowance” exception.
Why are there Prop 65 warning labels on so many products in California?
Prop 65 has a “citizen-suit” provision meant to pay for itself and not require funding from the legislature. To add incentive to California citizens to police Prop 65, when a citizen (or private enforcer) brings a lawsuit against a company, they are awarded a payment equal to 25% of the Civic Penalty settlement imposed on the manufacturer.
These individuals and law firms may not have to prove that they have been injured in any way by whatever violation of the Prop 65 they are claiming. Prop 65 allows lawyers and individuals to bring suits against companies and put the burden of truth on the manufacturer. Due to the high costs of litigation, most of these lawsuits settle out of court and never make it to trial. In 2016, businesses paid $30.1 million in Prop 65 settlement payments. Of that total, 72% ($21.5 million) went to attorney’s fees.
Example settlement of $100,000: Approximately $72,000 would go to attorney fees and $28,000 would go towards the Civic Penalty. Of that $28,000 Civic Penalty, $7,000 would go to the private individual filing the lawsuit and $21,000 would go to the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment. You can view the 2016 Prop 65 Settlement Summary here.
Will there be any changes to prevent unnecessary Prop 65 lawsuits?
Governor Brown Proposes to Reform Proposition 65: On May 7, 2013, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. proposed reforms to strengthen and restore the intent of Proposition 65, a three-decade-old law enacted to protect Californians from harmful chemicals, that has been abused by some unscrupulous lawyers driven by profit rather than public health. Read more about this here.
To learn more visit California's Prop 65 website for additional information.