Basil seeds, also called tukmaria or Sabja seeds, are black seeds that look a lot like chia seeds and offer immense health benefits. They are native to India but different from the holy basil- also called Tulsi. Sabja seeds are rich in protein, essential fats, carbs, and are packed with fiber.
Basil seeds are a natural and vegetarian source of protein with a whopping 20% for every 100 grams. Consume these seeds daily to strengthen bones, muscles, skin and for stimulating the production of enzymes, hormones and other body chemicals for better functioning of the body. Basil seeds have a mild flavor and a gelatinous texture when soaked, making them easy to add to drinks and desserts.
How to Use
- Basil seeds is to soak a tablespoon of them in a glass of water for about 15 minutes. You can simply drink the water with soaked seeds or add them to lemon water or in buttermilk, milk, or your desired juice.