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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Seeds, Glorious Seeds!!!

Aloha Everyone,

Looking for healthy snacks that is alternative to nuts, yogurt, cottage cheese and fruits, I am exploring seeds that would keep me satisfied and that are nutritious. 

Sunflower seeds have a very high oil content and one of the main sources of polyunsaturated oil. They come either shelled or in shell.

Quinoa, often described as a "superfood" is full of protein, fiber, various vitamins and minerals. It is not a grain but seed native to Peru. Quinoa is related to beets, chard and spinach. Quinoa is also gluten-free. 

Chia seeds are native to Mexico and Guatemala. They are a concentrated food containing healthy omega-3 fatty acids, carbohydrates, protein, fiber. Some ancient culture thought eating food made of Chai seeds or consuming it in a drink form would give them strength, power and energy.
Hemp seeds have high fiber content, high in magnesium, mineral that helps with relaxation, blood sugar control, blood pressure, and potentially osteoporosis.

(Nutritional information source: 
Trust me I am happy whenever we have a basket of fruits in Honu. However I plan to sprinkle these nutty tasting power seeds to balance my diet.
Aloha -- Cathi