Ideal for coeliacs, people with diabetes, vegetarians, vegans and those concerned with their health and nutrition.
Naturally high in Iron, Vitamin E and Zinc; gluten, Cholesterol and nut free; rich in protein and low in carbohydrates.
Munchy Seeds are a good source of protein. Protein supplies amino acids, the building blocks that build, maintain and repair body tissues.
The more you grind down the seeds the more the nutrients are released, so remember to chew them well!
There is often concern that vegans and vegetarians do not get a sufficient amount of zinc or iron in their diet. include Munchy Seeds in your diet on a regular basis and reap the benefit of these essential minerals.
Pumpkin seeds are a "superfood". The seeds are rich in the amino acids alanin, glycine and glutamic acid, and also contain high amounts of zinc and Omega 3 essential fatty acids. They contain high quantities of protein, iron and phosphorous and even a tablespoon a day would be a good addition to any healthy diet, particularly for vegans and vegetarians. Pumpkin seeds are also low in carbohydrates.
Pumpkin seeds, and the oil they contain, have long been used as folk medicine. Studies have shown that pumpkin seeds may reduce hormonal damage to prostate cells, thus possibly reducing the risk of developing prostate cancer. The seeds have been used to treat urinary tract infections.
Pumpkins are a tasty source of vitamins and minerals, particularly beta-carotene, vitamin C and potassium. Like most seeds, Pumpkin seeds are especially delicious roasted because roasting helps bring out their natural flavour.
The sesame seed, one of the smallest of all the seeds, is packed with goodness - high in protein, iron, zinc, magnesium, calcium and phytic acid. Low in carbohydrates and cholesterol free.
The seeds are an aid to digestion, stimulating blood circulation and benefiting the nervous system. Sesame seeds benefit the body as a whole, especially the liver, kidney, spleen and stomach. Its high oil content lubricates the intestines and nourishes all the internal viscera, produces yin (body fluid) and promotes lactation (for breast-feeding mothers).
There is often concern that vegans do not get a sufficient amount of zinc or iron in their diet. Including sesame seeds in your diet is an ideal way of improving your Zinc and Iron intake.
Sesame seeds help to protect the body from free radicals. Phytic acid could inhibit cancer, specifically of the colon.
To get the best from Sesame Seeds, you should chew them well.
Mother Nature has created a nutritional "power pack" that is hard to beat in sunflower seeds. Healthy unsaturated fats, protein and fibre, plus important nutrients like vitamin E, selenium, copper, zinc, folate, iron and phytochemicals come wrapped up in this small and perhaps unsuspected package - a sunflower seed.
Sunflower seeds contain both monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat - the types of fat that may protect the heart. Clinical studies show that higher unsaturated fat diets may be preferable even to low-fat diets because they lower total cholesterol. Almost 90% of the fat in sunflower seeds is good unsaturated fat.
Sunflower seeds are the best whole food source of vitamin E. Vitamin E is an antioxidant that may protect against heart disease by getting rid of harmful molecules called free radicals that can lead to arterioscleroses. Selenium works with vitamin E as an antioxidant and protects cells from damage that may lead to cancer, heart disease, and other health problems.
Sunflower seeds are a good natural source of Zinc, an important mineral vital for keeping your immune system strong, fending off infections and healing wounds.
High in protein, low in carbohydrates Sunflower seeds are an ideal pick-me-up tasty snack.
Hemp seeds are a "super-food", and are fruit, not nuts. The anaphylaxis society has no reported cases of hemp seed causing reactions to people with nut allergies.
Essential fatty acids can be obtained from eating hemp seeds, which are also a rich source (approx. 25%) of high quality protein, containing all 9 essential amino acids.
Hemp foods have been used for centuries to benefit medical conditions ranging from skin disorders to cardiovascular disease.
While related to the Marijuana plant, hemp seeds do not make you high.
Linseeds, or Flax seeds, provide the essential omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid, and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) that has a beneficial role in brain and vision development in babies.
The vitamins and minerals found in linseeds are zinc, iron, vitamin E, carotene, B-group vitamins, magnesium, calcium, sulphur, potassium, phosphorous, manganese, silicon, copper, nickel, molybdenum, chromium, and cobalt.
Studies have found that the soluable fibre in linseed can help lower cholesterol and stabilize blood sugar levels, and the insoluble fibre - which makes up two thirds of the fibre provided by Linseeds - aids digestion by increasing bulk and reducing the time that waste remains in the body.
Fibre enhances our body's ability to use other dietary nutrients and goes through our digestive tract almost completely undigested. Once it reaches the colon and/or the large intestine, fibre is then broken down. Insoluable fibre is helpful in maintaining regularity and protects against bowel cancer.
Flax Seeds are the richest source of lignans (phytoestrogens), containing 75-800 times that of 66 other plants. Diets high in lignans and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) enter the disgestive tract and convert bacteria into phytoestrogens that may block the growth of hormone related cancers especially breast and colon tumors.