Seeds! I love them because they are tasty, healthy and can be used in many ways. I always have a mix of nuts and seeds in my handbag and munch on them when needed.

I have chosen my top super seeds that I use so please continue reading to see why.

Unfortunately cooking any seeds will destroy some of the benefits so try to eat them raw more often. (Soaked, ground, whole or mashed) try to avoid Coated nuts (gluten) or sugared nuts as it doesn’t do much good. Although I must admit roasted pumpkin seeds are delicious.

Sesame seeds 

I use these in all my Asian stirfry dishes along with toppings for any salads, sushi or marinades.
Can also used to make fantastic tahini.
Top Benefits 

  • Rich in calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc

Papaya seeds 


I like to mush these seeds up after eating some along with the papaya and making a scrub or facemask (refer to previous blog post for recipe)
Not the most delicious seed as the flavour is quite peppery. Add to your daily shakes, make into scrubs or dry and grind them in substitute for peppercorns for dressings etc.

Top Benefits 

  • Rich in fatty acids
  • High in oelic acid
  • Detoxifies the liver
  • Anti-fungal + Anti-parasite

Hemp seeds 


Normally found in good trail bars and cereals and can be used to top salads and put into shakes. (Does not contain THC meaning that even though it’s from the marajuana family – the effects are not the same)
Top benefits  

  • Complete protein
  • Full of omega 3+6 fatty acids
  • Helps lower cholesterol

Cumin seeds 


A popular herb added Into many recipes along with one of the ingredients into the healing curry powder- (Used in almost all of my meals)
Top Benefits 

  • Used for digestive disorders
  • Natural antiseptic
  • Helps the common cold
  • Boosts liver + kidney function
  • High in Iron
  • Boosts metabolism

*stay tuned for part 2

That’s all friends
Coconutandwhat 🌴


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