Black Seed Oil: Why Consume Black Seed Oil? Black seed contains over 100 valuable nutrients. It is comprised of approximately 21% protein, 38% carbohydrates, and 35% plant fats and oils. The active ingredients of black seed are nigellone, thymoquinone, and fixed oils. Other ingredients include linoleic acid, oleic acid, calcium, potassium, iron, zinc, magnesium, selenium, vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin B2, niacin, and vitamin C. How to Use Black Seed Oil? There's no denying Black Seed Oil has a very particular taste. Some say it is an acquired taste, if enjoying Black Seed Oil straight is not suitable for you, simply blend it with a balance of honey and lemon squeeze, coffee, with tea, or your favorite beverage. You can even add it to your favorite fruit smoothie. You can ingest it, or use it topically (on your skin or your hair).