Chia seeds have been used as early times as 3500 B.C. and were Aztec diet’s one of the main components. Chia seeds have been used as a food itself or it was mixed with other foods. It has also been included in medicines. These are of great importance because of its medicinal value.
The history of basil and its importance of food for religious purposes is not unknown. However, basil seeds so far have been known to be utilized for cultivation. Just like basil leaves have many health benefits, these seeds (also known as sabja seeds) are also loaded with ample nutrients. They contain 42% carbohydrate, 25% fats, 20 % proteins, 1% fibre and high level of omega-3 fats as well. They also contain antioxidants, phytochemicals, vitamin A and K and certain minerals. They are almost similar to chia seeds in properties. They are consumed as a drink that helps reduce body heat during summer time.
True Elements Chia Basil Seeds is a perfect combination of these two valuable seeds. As a precaution, soak these before use as these seeds also contain saponins which are not wanted. Soaking will remove the saponins.
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