Nigella, ketzach, charnushka, kaloji, black cumin, black caraway, onion seed, and many other noms de plume—this is one of the world's most complex spices.
A few flavor notes come to mind: earthy, pungent, bitter, sweet, buttery, anise, peppery, floral... But slow your roll. Don't forget this is pistachio halva. Beautiful, glamorous, Santa Barbara Pistachios play no supporting role in this musical; they've got top billing, right up there in perfect harmony with that ever-so-complex nigella.
Fair warning: many people have become enamored with this halva.
HOW TO STORE
Halva is best kept in a cool place, or the fridge. Just remember to keep it well covered, or tightly wrapped.
Contains: Sesame, Pistachio
Manufactured in a facility that processes tree nuts.
Organic Sesame Seeds, Organic Tapioca Syrup, Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Pistachios, Organic Quillaja Saponaria Extract, Organic Nigella Seeds, Organic Vanilla Extract, Salt