All seeds and kernels are also called “oil seeds”. They contain essential fatty acids that protect our body from deficiency symptoms, as well as from skin lesions, infection susceptibility, hair loss and disturbances of growth. Well-known fatty acids such as “Omega 3” and “Omega 6” are part of every vegetable oil and, thanks to their anti-hypertensive effect, prevent the arterial clogging. Moreover, the double-unsaturated Omega-3-fatty-acids are also part of the linseeds on malt bread, or standard rapeseed oil and soya oil. In contrast to double-unsaturated Omega-3-fatty acids, our body can’t produce so-called polyunsaturated fatty acids by itself. That is why foods such as fish, nuts, corn seed oil and safflower oil are essential for us.
Chia seeds, linseeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and sesame seeds are especially important because they contain a large amount of Omega-3-fatty acids, antioxidants, proteins, fiber, vitamins and minerals.
Ultimately, it is the fact the we TAKE seeds that matters rather than the way in which we do so. You should try each variety at least once!!