Chia has made a comeback! Finally this tiny seed is getting the nutritional credit it deserves. Long prized by the Aztecs and known as the "running food" for the amazing energy it provides, chia is a complete protein, and is rich in omega-3 fatty acids as well as a soluble fiber called mucilage. … [Read more...]

Poppy Seeds

Poppy seeds are tiny nutty-tasting, blue-gray seeds inside capsules on Papaver somniferum, a yellowish-brown opium plant indigenous to the Mediterranean. Today, Holland and Canada are the main producers of poppy seeds. Poppy seeds have a slightly nutty aroma and taste. Antioxidant Score (ORAC)=481 … [Read more...]


Seeds are generated by plants as a means to carry on their species and are therefore a condensed source of nutrients. Included in the seeds category are flaxseed, poppy seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and sesame seeds. Culinary Caution! Those with diverticular disease should not consume seeds or nuts. … [Read more...]


Flaxseed is the plant kingdom's best source of the essential fatty acid, alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). ALA is converted by the body into DHA and EPA - omega-3 fatty acids that are found primarily in fatty fish like salmon, sardines and mackerel. In addition to flax's potent omega-3 punch, these tiny seedsĀ are also the richest source cancer-fighting nutrients called lignans. HEALING TIP: … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds are a nutritional standout and have been used for their medicinal properties in Europe and China for centuries. Known as "pepitas" - which means little seed in Spanish - and widely used in Mexican cooking, pumpkin seeds can be enjoyed as a snack, added to salads or ground up to make a unique pesto. In addition to providing an excellent source of magnesium and iron, pumpkin … [Read more...]

Sesame Seeds

Known as the "seeds of immortality", sesame seeds are the first recorded seasoning, dating back to 3000 b.c. Assyria. Sesame seeds are probably the most common seeds used worldwide, and come in shades of ivory, brown, red and black. Sesame seed has a nutty, slightly sweet flavor that makes it versatile for use in baked goods such as breads, pastries, cakes and cookies, as well as Middle … [Read more...]

Sunflower Seeds

Sunflower seeds are native to South and North America and come from a tall, strong flower that opens bright yellow, with seeds filling the center. The largest United States sunflower producers are California, Minnesota and North Dakota. The seeds have a hard black-and-white striped shell that must be removed. Sunflower seeds can be dried or roasted, and are sold either plain or … [Read more...]

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