SEEDS FOR THOUGHT
There is only one way to derive nutrition from seeds and that is to eat them raw. Once they are exposed to heat, they produce toxic substances and the vitamin, mineral and essential oil profiles are denatured. By roasting a seed, it's classification moves from a living food to a dead food. There is no seed on earth that can withstand roasting or heating without breaking down it's nutritional components. Always remember, eat seeds naturally…eat them raw. This also means they can be soaked, ground or mashed (i.e. tahini), especially if a seed’s shell or coat is too difficult to pierce with the teeth. – Choose raw and unsalted seeds – Avoid coated or roasted seeds – Avoid sugar coated seeds.
F L A X S E E D
One cup provides nearly 600 percent of your daily recommended allowance of vitamin A, a powerful antioxidant. Dietary fiber from flaxseed suppresses rises in blood levels of lipids after a meal and modulates appetite.The main health benefits offlaxseed are due to its rich content of Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA), dietary fiber, and lignans.
P O M E G R A N A T E
Pomegranates are a rich source of antioxidants which helps protect your body’s cells from free radicals, which cause premature aging, prevents blood clots, improves oxygen levels in your blood. Has higher antioxidant activity than green tea and red wine.
S U N F L O W E R S E E D S
Ranked as having one of the highest antioxidant capacities among all fruits, vegetables, spices and seasonings.
C H I A S E E D
Loaded with vitamins and minerals, are an excellent source of fiber, protein and antioxidants, and are the richest plant source of omega-3 fatty acids, which helps reduce joint pain, aid in weight loss, deliver an energy boost and protect against serious ailments such as diabetes and heart disease.
P U M P K I N S E E D S
Pumpkin seeds are a good source for vitamin B like thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B-6 and folates. Pumpkin seeds can help fight through depression. The chemical component L-tryptophan is the secret ingredient to boost your mood.
W A T E R M E L O N S E E D S
Watermelon seeds contain essential amino acids such as tryptophan and glutamic acids. Lysine helps in calcium absorption to facilitate formation of collagen and connective tissues in the body whereas arginine improves the body’s metabolism, cardiovascular system and sexual health.
H E M P S E E D
Eating hemp seeds could aid, if not heal, people suffering from immune deficiency diseases. This conclusion is supported by the fact that hemp seed was used to treat nutritional deficiencies brought on by tuberculosis.
S E S A M E S E E D
Not only are sesame seeds a very good source
of manganese and copper, but they are also a
good source of calcium, magnesium, iron,
phosphorus, vitamin B1, zinc and dietary fiber
and also help lower cholesterol.
C U M I N S E E D S
Cumin is useful for digestive disorders and an antiseptic. The seeds themselves are rich in iron and help boost the power of the liver. Cumin also helps relieve symptoms of the common cold. If you have
a sore throat, try adding some dry ginger to
cumin water, to help soothe it.
We promote the power of Mother Nature's natural ingredients first. Cooking as a family is one of the greatest pleasures as a family unit. There are those occasions where we just don't have the time to eat all those servings per day. It's recommended that you eat 8 – 10 servings of fruit & vegetables per day. We do offer a healthy alternative where those ingredients are condensed.