Updated: Dec 6, 2020
Here some of them:
If you think seeds are just for 'birdies' well, think again!
They contain vitamins, proteins, minerals, omega 3 oils, antioxidants.
They can be easily added to any dish: pasta sauces, fish and meat dishes, salads, desserts and you can also snack on them!
You can add some Chia and Flaxseeds to your porridge or yogurt for example together with some fresh berries or add some Sesame seeds on top of your pizza and also on the egg white when you fry some eggs (they form a thin crunchy crust on top, really tasty!).
Sunflower and poppy seeds are very good in cakes and buns and if you like the taste of fennel why not using fennel seeds in cooked dishes with meat and vegetables.
Add some sesame and fennel seeds to your roast potatoes!!!
Lets just check some of their benefits:
Sesame seeds: they have a nutty taste (they are used to make Tahini paste); rich in minerals of which copper, that has anti-inflamatory effetcs.
Chia seeds: rich in fiber and omega 3, they absorb liquids and form a gel and they are sometimes used to thicken sauces or to replace eggs.
Flaxseeds or Linseeds: there are 2 different types: brown and golden and are a source of many nutrients such as fiber, omega 3, Vitamin B1 and B6.
Hemp seeds: rich in proteins, fiber, omega 3 and 6, minerals, vitamins and have an antioxidant effect.
Fennel seeds: also highly nutritious; they contain vitamin C, calcium, iron, magnesium. They also contain manganese which is important for metabolism, cellular protection, bone development and wound healing.
Poppy seeds: have an endless content of minerals, help the skin glow and can releive abdominal pains. Add a few to your tea as they can help sleep better.
Sunflower seeds: high in vitamin E, known to be a powerful antioxidant. They contain complex carbohydrates which take longer for our body to digest so that blood sugar does not spike immediately. Also high in phosphorus which is the second common mineral found in our bodies.
So, let's at least try them!!!