Now available in whole seed, you can use it whole or grind our popular Wild Black Cumin to your desired consistency and unlock its sharp earthy and piney aroma and flavors. Indigenous to the Old Persian Empire, the black cumin variety is less well known outside of the Middle East. Rumi's Wild Black Cumin is Bunium Persicum. It is harvested by foragers in the Hindu Kush mountains of Afghanistan. It is not Nigella Sativa, which sometimes goes by the name Black Cumin.