Nuts Seeds and Grains

Buckwheat Sprouted

These are hulled Buckwheat. The word Groat literally means "a hulled seed". They are one of the quickest sprouts around - soak 'em for 20-30 minutes, rinse a few times and you have sprouts in about 36-48 hours, or just Soak 'em and eat 'em. Buckwheat Groats are nutty, plump and extremely tender. They make a great snack, and a phenomenal, live Breakfast Cereal!

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Sunflower Seeds

Origin: US

Looking for a health-promoting snack? Enjoy a handful of mild nutty tasting sunflower seeds with their firm but tender texture to take care of your hunger and get a wealth of nutrition at the same time. Sunflower seeds are available at your local market throughout the year.

Sunflower seeds are the gift of the beautiful sunflower that has rays of petals emanating from its bright yellow, seed-studded center. The flower produces grayish-green or black seeds encased in tear-dropped shaped gray or black shells that oftentimes feature black and white stripes. Since these seeds have a very high oil content, they are one of the main sources of polyunsaturated oil.

 

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Sesame Seeds

Origin: Mexico

Sesame seeds add a nutty taste and a delicate, almost invisible, crunch to many Asian dishes. They are also the main ingredients in tahini (sesame seed paste) and the wonderful Middle Eastern sweet call halvah. They are available throughout the year.

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Pumpkin Seeds

Organic Pumpkin Seeds contains protein, dietary fiber, minerals like iron, potassium, magnesium, and zinc. Pumpkin seeds are naturally contain antioxidant-like compounds that may lower LDL "bad" cholesterol levels. Pumpkiin seeds are the only seeds that are alkaline-forming. 

 

Uses: Pumpkin Seeds can be eaten as a snack, made into a butter, milk, or added to trail-mix, baking, and salads.

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Pine Nuts

Origin: China

Pine nuts, also known as pignoli, pinon nuts and sometimes Indian nuts, are the edible seeds of pine trees, found in the genus Pinus. These seeds have been used in the cuisines of Europe, North America, and Asia for thousands of years, since they are high in protein, dietary fiber, and flavor. Some traditional recipes call for pine nuts, often toasted to bring out their distinctive taste, which is, for lack of a better word, very nutty and buttery, hence they are added to some salads and are also used in making the famous Italian pesto sauce

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Pecans

Origin: US

Delicious, buttery yet rich-flavored pecans are one of the popular edible tree-nuts known to American aborigines since centuries ago. They are enriched with many health-benefiting nutrients, minerals, vitamins that are essential for optimum health.

Pecan is a very large sized deciduous tree belonging to the member of hickory family, Juglandaceae. The tree is native to central and southern parts of the United States of America. Today, however, it is being cultivated in many regions of the world as an important commercial tree-nuts crop. Scientific name: Carya illinoinensis.

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Macadamia

Macadamia nuts are high in monounsaturated fatty acid (“good” fat), which can help reduce overall cholesterol levels. Eighty percent of fat in macadamia oil is monounsaturated - six percentage points higher than olive oil, which checks in at 74 percent.

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Hemp Hearts

Origin: Canada

Hemp Seeds are a gift of nature. They are the most nutritious seed in the world. Hemp Seeds are a complete protein. They have the most concentrated balance of proteins, essential fats, vitamins and enzymes combined with a relative absence of sugar, starches and saturated fats. Hemp Seeds are one of nature's perfect foods - a Super Food. This is one of the most potent foods available, supporting optimal health and well being, for life. Raw hemp provides a broad spectrum of health benefits, including: weight loss, increased and sustained energy, rapid recovery from disease or injury, lowered cholesterol and blood pressure, reduced inflammation, improvement in circulation and immune system as well as natural blood sugar control.

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Flax Seeds

Origin: US / Canada

One hundred grams of ground flaxseed supplies about 534 calories, 41 grams of fat, 28 grams of fiber, and 20 grams of protein.

Flaxseed sprouts are edible, with a slightly spicy flavor. Excessive consumption of flaxseeds with inadequate water can cause bowel obstruction. In northern India, flaxseed, called tisi or alsi, is traditionally roasted, powdered, and eaten with boiled rice, a little water, and a little salt.

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Cashews

Origin: Vietnam

Enjoy cashews as is or combine with other nuts and dried fruit to make a healthy snack. Cashews are also great in any recipe that calls for nuts. Sprinkle them in salads, or add them to stir-fries (stirred in at the end of cooking).

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Almonds

Origin: Spain

Almonds have been cultivated for the last 200 years and are as versatile as the manner in which they are processed. Almonds are harvested between August and October. The main regions of cultivation are California/USA, Australia and the Mediterranean area, primarily Spain and Italy.