EATING BETTER: the seed revolution

Seeds have been appreciated for their abundance in nutrients from the elusive minor minerals of copper and zinc to essential omega 6 oils. Seeds have long been used to fortify food to substitute for vitamins, fatty acids, amino acids and minerals. Also seeds like canola & sunflower have been used to produce cooking oils. And by this and so much more, a new wave is been rode, the seed evolution.

 

 

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Let’s look at the top six seeds recognized on the criteria of having 6 of the 13 vitamins especially A, B1, B2, B5, B12, E & K, presence3 of all essential amino acids, presence at least 7 minerals at least 3 major one, presence of polyunsaturated fatty acids like omega 3 and the high fiber content, association to prevention and curing diseases, ease in consumption digestion.

 

 

  • Chia:-I guess its rarity makes it so precious with such much protein, fiber and, calcium, phosphorus, antioxidants and Omega 6.
  • Hemp:- high amino acid content, zinc, , vitamin E,
  • Flax: – a lot of fiber, fatty acids, magnesium, and good for digestion, immune system and lower cholesterol.
  • Pumpkin seeds: though most don’t appreciate their seed pumpkin seeds are super rich in fatty acids, amino acids, fiber, copper, magnesium, manganese and phosphorus.
  • Sesame seeds: high in zinc, fiber, amino acids, copper, calcium, iron, magnesium.
  • Nigella: help in treatment of flu, pink eye, colic, digestion ailment with high content of iron, calcium, iron, magnesium, fiber, amino acids and fatty acids.

 

Some more options on health and nutrition are offered by cumin seeds, grape seeds, pomegranate seeds, sunflower seed, amaranth seed and mustard seed. With every serving of some healthy seeds in that smoothie or muffin, is a spoon of pure earth health.