Black basil seeds (Albahaca, Ocimum basilicum, Sabja, Tukmaria, sweet basil, Falooda seed)
The delicious alternative to chia seeds and full of helth benefits
Slightly nutty taste, calorie-free, rich in proteins and essential fats and packed with a good deal of fiber.
According to Bangalore- based Nutritionist, Dr. Anju Sood, “Sabja seeds are rich in antioxidants, help in controlling diabetes and are also good for your skin. Basil seeds are hard to chew, so do not take them raw. It’s best to soak them in water before consuming, which makes them more gelatinous". It is recommended to have at least two teaspoons every day to gain health benefits
Rich in alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which comes from high levels of Omega-3 fatty acids present in the seeds. These acids help in boosting the fat burning metabolism in the body.
Holy seeds they are called in many Asian countries.
This is due to their excellent nutritional properties.
As a spice they are the insider tip in the top level cuisine!
Mix yoghurt and organic basil seeds with cream, season with salt, pepper and Tabasco.
Organic Basil Seeds Herbal Pesto:
Grind basil seeds and herbs with a mortar and use them to make a tasty pesto.
Mix the seeds (whole or ground) into muesli, yoghurt, salads, smoothies, soups.
They can be added to bread, pastries or cakes and are ideal as a vegan substitute for eggs when baking.
Rinse the organic basil seeds briefly and soak the seeds in warm water (not hot!) for about half an hour before eating. This forms a small translucent white film coating each black seed. The softened seeds are added to fruit juices or mixed in ice cream. Organic basil seeds have a slightly nutty taste.
Organic basil seeds are popular for soft drinks in summer as they have a cooling effect. The seeds float on the bottom of the drink and are absolutely delicious.
Mandarin Orange Fruit Dip
Tangerines are the most delicious of the members of the various orange species, aromatic, refreshing and healthy to the last drop.
* 125 g cream cheese (soft).
Half a cup of sugar, yacon syrup or erythritol.
* 4 tablespoons unsalted butter.
* 1 small vanilla pod
* 100g (1 frozen pad) tangerine.
* 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel.
* 1 tablespoon of Tukmaria seeds (soaked organic basil seeds).
Cream cheese, sugar (yacon syrup or erythritol), butter, vanilla extract, tangerine pad contents and orange peel in the blender until it is creamy and thick. Put the mass in the fridge for 1 hour. Then gently blend in the soaked organic basil seeds. Divide the mass into bowls and decorate with cocoa nibs. Enjoy the aroma and, above all, the light jelly-like bite of organic basil seeds, which are a great dessert accompaniment - a delicious fusion of delights that are healthy.
Get slim with organic black basil seeds.
- They help you feel full
- Helps you meet your fiber quota
- May support gut health
- May aid blood sugar control.
The fiber in basil seeds may benefit your health.
Basil seeds contain soluble fiber, which may promote gut health, blood sugar control, healthy cholesterol levels, and appetite control.
Nutritional Information (100g):
Energy: 328 Kcal
Mix the seeds (whole or ground) into cereals, yoghurt, salads, smoothies, soup. Can also be added to bread, pastries or cakes. For the vegan kitchen a substitute for eggs.
In Vietnam, the seeds are called hté and are mixed on hot summer days (due to the cooling effect) to Nuc hté, a refreshing drink made of water, sugar and a little swollen seed. Also very common in India and Thailand.
What else can you do with it? For example,
Bubble Tea: Add the soaked seeds to teas, in fruit juices, desserts, sorbets, yoghurt drinks and ice cream.
Also in soups, as a decor on various dishes.
Store dry and cool