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!