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Niger (Verri Nuvvulu) scientifically known as Guizotia abyssinica is an oilseed crop (Verri Nuvvulu) that belongs to the Asteraceae family and on Guizotia genus. It is originated in Ethiopia, and its wild ancestor is likely Guizotia schimperi Sch.Bip. The first name given to this plant was Verbesina oleifera. The first botanical description of Niger (Verri Nuvvulu) was Polymnia abyssinica L. It was probably domesticated before 3000 BC in the highlands of Ethiopia, where it is still cultivated as an oilseed crop. Apart from Niger (Verri Nuvvulu) it is also known as Verri Nuvvulu Nune, Niger(Verri Nuvvulu), Niger-seed, blackseed, nyger, nyjer, Niger-seed oil and ramtil oil.
Niger (Verri Nuvvulu) seed originated in Ethiopia, and its wild ancestor is probably Guizotia schimperi Sch.Bip. Niger (Verri Nuvvulu) seed is now grown widely in Ethiopia, India and Nepal and on a smaller scale in parts of montane, eastern and southern Africa, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Pakistan and the West Indies. It was probably domesticated before 3000 BC in the highlands of Ethiopia, where it is still grown as an oilseed crop. In the 19th century it was also grown in Europe where it still occurs as a casual and it is currently grown on a small scale in the United States.
Apart from their nutty taste, Niger (Verri Nuvvulu) seed flour is a good source of important amino acids. Consuming 1 gram of Niger (Verri Nuvvulu) seed flour offers 0.237 g of Threonine, 0.109 g of Methionine, 0.307 g of Isoleucine, 0.054 g of Tryptophan, 0.388 g of Leucine, 0.294 g of Lysine and 0.177 g of Cystine.
Niger seed is an herb that grows annually and is grown for its edible seeds. This plant was originally cultivated in the Ethiopian highlands. However, nowadays it is also cultivated in other countries around the world, including Africa, Mexico, Germany, Brazil, Nepal, India as well as other parts of Southeast Asia. The shape of these seeds looks like those of sunflower, but Niger seeds are smaller and black in color. It is growing in popularity all over the world due to its richness in various essential nutrients. Listed below are some of the popular health benefits of Niger seed