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Nutritional Composition of Nigella sativa Seeds

Source 1 Recommended
Dietary
S.No. Constituents Remarks
By Weight Allowance (RDA)
By % g/ day
g/kg

1 Linoleic acid 23.5 Essential unsaturated fatty acids 0.2350


235

2 Oleic acid 9.62 Essential unsaturated fatty acids 0.0962


96.22

3 Palmitic acid 5.56 Essential saturated fatty acids 0.0556


55.62

4 Stearic acid 1.06 Essential saturated fatty acids 0.0106


10.56

5 Palmitoleic Acid 0.04 Essential unsaturated fatty acids 0.0004


0.41

6 Myristic Acid 0.2 Essential saturated fatty acids 0.0020


2.03

7 Linolenic Acid 0.08 Essential unsaturated fatty acids 0.0008


0.81

8 Arachidic Acid 0.53 Essential saturated fatty acids 0.0053


5.28

9 Protein 216 21.6

10 Thiamin 0.02 0 also known as vitamin B1

11 Riboflavin 0 0 also known as vitamin B2 0

Pyridoxine is one of the compounds


12 Pyridoxine 0.01 0
that can be called vitamin B6

13 B3 (Niacin) 0.06 0.01 also known as vitamin B3 0.02

Folacin or Folic acid


14 0 0 Vitamin B9
or Vitamin B9

15 Calcium 0 0

16 Iron 0.11 0.01

17 Copper 0.02 0

18 Zinc 0.06 0.01

19 Phosphorus 0.53 0.05

20 Fat 406 40.6

21 Ash 45 4.5

22 Fibre 84 8.4
23 Nitrogen-free extract 249 24.9