Super Seeds – The Benefits

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The Really Seedy™ range is a carefully selected blend of Super Seeds created for Farm Shops, Delis and You.

A great source of protein that can be sprinkled into soups 🥘 & porridge 🍜, shaken into salads 🥗 seasoned into cakes 🎂 and quite simply every blend in the range is great for healthy ❤️ snacking.

Core seeds include:

  1. Chia Seeds
  2. Hemp Seeds
  3. Linseeds
  4. Pumpkin Seeds
  5. Sunflower  Seeds

The Really Seedy range brings these six super seeds together in one convenient package and comes in five varieties.

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  1. Original
  2. Original + Goji Berries
  3. Original + Inca Berries
  4. Original + Mulberries
  5. Original + Cranberries

1. Chia Seeds

Chia Seeds

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It is widely acknowledged that Chia Seeds deliver few calories and a load of nutrients at the same time. Chia Seeds are stuffed with antioxidants too and all carbohydrates contained within are fibre.

In ancient times chia seeds were an important food for the Aztecs and Mayans. These guys valued seeds such as Chia for their ability to give them energy. It is true to say that “CHIA” in ancient Myan means “strength”.

Interestingly a one-ounce (28 grams) portion about two table spoons of chia seeds contains ..

I think you’ll agree that’s pretty impressive for such a small amount.

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2. Hemp Seeds

Hemp Seeds

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These small, brown seeds are rich in protein, fibre, and healthful fatty acids, including omega-3’s They have antioxidants which can help health of the heart, skin, and joints. Hemp seeds contain almost as much protein as soybeans. In every 30 grams of seeds, or about a tablespoon, there are 9.46g of protein.

These seeds are a complete source of protein, meaning that they provide all nine essential amino acids.

  1. Histidine
    • Needed for healthy body tissues
  2. Isoleucine
    • Essential for muscle repair and blood clotting
  3. Leucine
    • A great energy source that boosts stamina
  4. Lysine
    • Great for muscle and skin
  5. Methionine
    • Helps your metabolism
  6. Phenylalanine
    • Helps prevent mood swings, anxiety and general low morale
  7. Threonine
    • Helps speed the healing of wounds and recovery from injury
  8. Tryptophan
    • Helps sleep
  9. Valine
    • An important source of nitrogen

Humans cannot produce all nine of these amino acids themselves, so a person must absorb them through the diet. Relatively few plant-based foods are complete sources of protein, making hemp seeds a valuable addition to a vegetarian or vegan diet.

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3. Linseeds

Linseeds

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Otherwise known as flax seeds, these seeds are high in Omega-3 and rich in dietary fibre.

Flax/Linseeds are said to assist lower blood pressure. They Contain High-Quality Protein. For centuries, flax seeds have been prized for their health-protective properties.  Nowadays, flax seeds are emerging as a “super food” as more scientific research points to their health benefits Just one tablespoon provides a good amount of protein, fibre and omega-3 fatty acids, in addition to being a rich source of some vitamins and minerals.

Flax seeds are also widely acknowledged to lower blood pressure.

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4. Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin Seeds

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Full of Valuable Nutrients, poppy seeds have even been linked to reduced risk of certain Cancers whilst improving prostate and bladder health. Pumpkin seeds are high in fibre, magnesium which can improve heart health by lowering blood sugar levels.

Pumpkin seeds also pack many other nutrients and plant compounds that have been shown to provide health benefits containing antioxidants like carotenoids and vitamin E (4, 5, 6). Antioxidants can reduce inflammation and protect your cells from harmful free radicals.

The “easiest” way to understand what free radicals are is as follows. They are atoms or molecules with an unpaired electron. This makes them unstable. So, like that children’s game of musical chairs, they’re on the hunt for an extra electron to steal in order to become stable. This makes them free but also naughty and bad !

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5. Sunflower Seeds

Sunflower Seeds

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Sunflower seeds pack a great health punch as they are rich in the B complex vitamins, which are essential for a healthy nervous system, and are a good source of phosphorus, magnesium, iron, calcium, potassium, protein and vitamin E. They also contain trace minerals, zinc, manganese and copper. As you would expect all seeds provide home for the next generation of plants, so it is not that surprising that they are such a complete food.

Seeds are also so nutrient-dense you don’t have to eat a lot of them. Sprinkle over your breakfast cereal, mix in salads and soups.  Sunflower seeds are also a healthy snacks for those peckish moments. They slow release energy, which helps to keep blood sugar levels stable and you feeling fuller for longer.  The sunflower became the mystic symbol of several early civilisations, notably the Incas who worshipped the sun.

A good natural source of zinc, sunflower seeds are a popular immune booster too. They may also help protect against heart disease while their vitamin B can help in the fight against stress.

 

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