Don’t plant all your seeds…eat some!

By Kitty R. Lynn

We are seed savers!

Being a seed saver is definitely a great way to have a free supply of seeds to plant in your garden to trade and to share.  But don’t plant them all! Prepare some just for your eating pleasure!

The seed is an embryonic plant itself. It is the origin of nutrition. Plants work very hard to make each seed and fill them with high concentrations of vitamins, minerals, proteins, essential oils and dormant enzymes.  All this work by the plant provides us with a high quality, delicious, nutritious snack!

Seeds are living food and to maintain this they must be eaten raw. Once roasted or cooked in any way the nutritional component breaks down. Some seeds need to be soaked, ground or mashed but this can be done from raw.

The 10 healthiest seeds and how much to eat are as follows:

Chia seeds — 1 teaspoon

Hemp seeds — 1 tablespoon

Pomegranate seeds — 1/2 cup

Flax seeds — 1-2 teaspoons (ground)

Pumpkin seeds — 1/2 cup

Sesame seeds — 1/4 cup

Sunflower seeds — 1/4 cup

Cumin seeds — 1 tablespoon

Grape seeds — 1-2 tablespoons

Apricot seeds — 1/4 cup

Take a little time to look at the multitude of benefits each of these seeds provide. It will surprise and amaze you what these little gems can do for your health.

Just remember to eat them raw!

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