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Benefits Of Sabja Seeds

These holy seeds can make your weight loss goal much easier to achieve? In fact, making sabja seeds a part of the daily diet is the newest health trend that everyone is going ga-ga over. If you are not much into chemical-based practices for your health and beauty, you should join the bandwagon too. This superfood has been delivering impressive benefits since ages and you should know about them in order to look and feel healthy and beautiful naturally. So, let us talk about amazing health, skin, hair, and weight loss benefits of sabja seeds in this article. We will also focus on its uses and potential side effects.

Sabja seeds or basil seeds (also known as tukmaria / tukmalanga / subza / selasih / falooda) are small black fragrant seeds that resemble chia seeds in size and color. They are obtained from the sweet basil plant (scientifically called Ocimum Basilicum), which is a native to southeast Asia. Being one of the most beneficial herbs, sabja has long been used in both Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine. The tear-shaped seeds have a rich concentration of powerful antioxidants and other active ingredients, which impact human health and beauty to a great extent. They are also considered as a popular addition to a variety of Asian and global dishes. Though the magical seeds have a mild taste and a bland flavor, they add a light crunch to the food and gives them a significant nutritional boost.

Nutritional Value

Sabja seeds come loaded with nutrition, which keeps us healthy from inside and beautiful from outside. They possess 42% carbohydrates, 20% proteins, and 25% fats. The vitamin and mineral contents of the seeds are also quite high. They contain calcium (244% of RDI or recommended daily intake), magnesium (178% of RDI), iron (499% of RDI), potassium (56% of RDI), folic acid (78% of RDI), vitamin E (53% of RDI), and vitamin K (185% of RDI). Sabja seeds also hold large amounts of dietary fibers, phytochemicals, polyphenolic flavonoids, omega-3 fatty acids, alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), lutein, orientin, vicentin, and almost negligible calories.

Sabja Seeds helps In Digestion, it cures constipation, Heals Acidity Or Stomach Burn, Diminishes Stress, Regulates Body Heat and also it treats Type-2 Diabetes.

Preapration of Sabja Seed Water?

Sabja seeds are most commonly used to prepare a water infusion. It is the simplest way to give yourself a nutrient-rich burst with those seeds. Add 1 teaspoon of sabja seeds to a cup of warm water and let them soak for around 15 minutes. As the seeds swell up and become soft, you can see a gelatin-like translucent, grey-colored film surrounding each seed while the center remains black. The size of each seed also becomes three times than its original volume. Make sure that you always maintain the 1:1 ratio as using too little water can create a lump of seeds. You can certainly use plain water for pre-soaking but warm water makes the seeds swell up completely and allows them to release most of their vital nutrients, antioxidants, and digestive enzymes. This makes the sabja seed water infusion the healthiest and the most nutritious drink ever. However, you can simply strain the soaked seeds and use it in a number of other ways.

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