7 Top Health Benefits of Sabja Seeds| Basil Seeds| Tukmaria Seeds| Falooda Seeds for Weight Loss, Skin & Hair
Theses wonderful tiny black seeds called Sabja Seeds, Sabza Seeds,Tukmaria Seeds, Tulsi Seeds and Falooda Seeds in Hindi and Basil seeds, Sweet Basil Seeds and ThaiBasil Seeds in English have wonderful health benefits, nutritional value and medicinal uses. Sabja seeds closely resemble chia seeds and are a wonderful store house of nutrients and minerals.Many think sabja seeds are the seeds of holy basil plant | tulsi plant and that is why it is also called as tulsi seeds in many places but it is not.Sabja seeds are the seeds of a wonderfully fragrant plant called Sweet Basil Plant or ThaiBasil Plant or Thiruneetru Pachai herb whose botanical name is Ocimum Basilicum. Sabja seeds are called Thiruneetru Patchai Vithai orSabja Vithai in Tamil,Sabja Ginjalu in Telugu, Baburi in Punjabi, Kama Kasturi in Kannada, Hazbo in Kasmiri, Basilien Kraut in German, Basilic Cultiv in French, Tulasa Biyane in Marathi and Tulasi Bija in Bengali. SabjaSeeds | Basil Seeds Nutrition: 1 gram of sabja seeds contain 4.6 calories, . 4 grams carbohydrates, .2grams fat and .19 grams of protein and it also rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, omega 3 fatty acids, calcium, iron, magnesium and potassium. Sabja swells to twice it's size when soaked in water and I usually soak the seeds in hot water for about 10 minutes and then strain the water. Sabja seeds also has a bland taste which is another plus as you can add itto many dishes. Sabja seeds recipes: Sabja seedsblends well with any drink as it is very bland, it can be added sherbets, as a topping for ice creams, milk shakes, all flavored faloodas and even lemonade . My favorite all time recipe with sabja seeds is jigirthanda. If
there is one drink I am crazy about, it is Jigirthanda. It is a sweet
drink made with condensed milk, rose petal jam, ice and loads of sabja
seeds. There is a street vendor near my sister's place, who makes
heavenly jigirthanda. Though I have tasted it in so many places, he is
one of the best. I think it has to do with the best homemade
ingredients that he uses. Nowadays my sister teases me that I visit her
only for eating jigirthanda. I like this drink mainly because of the
sabja | tukmaria| basil seeds |sweet basil seeds | falooda seeds in them
and each time I will ask for extra sabja seeds in the drink. You can also easily make basil seed drink at home, here is an easy recipe for basil seed drink that I make at home often:Add soaked basil seeds to chilled milk along with little rose syrup and rose petal jam
to make an easy and healthy drink. Basil seeds drink benefits: This drink is very filling, very
tasty and has wonderful health benefits. Give this milk to children
often to increase their immunity. This drink is full of antioxidants, has a soothing effect on the stomach and is very filling. Where to buy sabja seeds? sabja seeds are found in every departmental store in India as it one of the most important ingredients for making falooda. But you can also buy it online too but it might be more expensive when you buy sabja seeds online. Usually 100 grams of sabja seeds costs around 45 rupees whereas 100 grams of chia seeds cost around 180 rupees! Both have almost similar nutrient content with some differences in their protein and fat content (chia seeds have more fat content). If you live in India I would suggest using sabja seeds instead of chia seeds as it is way cheaper. How to use sabja seeds? To use, take the sabja seeds in a cup and pour boiling hot water till the seeds are completely immersed. Let it soak for 15 minutes. After 15 to 20 minutes, the sabja seeds would have soaked up the water and would have swollen up to twice it's size. Strain the left over water and now the sabja seeds can be added to any dessert or drink. How to store sabja seeds? Sabja seeds store really well and lasts for months together, I store in an airtight bottle in my pantry. Sabja Seeds Side Effects: I have been consuming basil seeds regularly and I haven't experienced any side effects but like with any food don't over consume sabja seeds. Also be careful about giving sabja seeds to young children as they might choke on them. Sabja seeds are said to lower the estrogen levels but I couldn't find any research supporting this claim....
7 Amazing health benefits& medicinal uses of sabja| tukmaria| sweet basil seeds | basil seeds for hair, skin & weight loss
1. Sabja seeds for weight loss:
Though there is no scientific research to prove that tukmaria/ sweet basil seeds aids in weight loss, whenever I consume sabja seeds it keeps me full. I don't feel hunger at all for a long time as the sabja seeds are full of fiber. If you are looking for foods to include in your weight loss plan, sabja seeds will be a great addition. 2. Sabja seeds for body heat:
Usually sabja seeds are consumed during the summer time as it is one of the best body coolant. This is also one of the reasons that street vendors who sell sabja seeds based dishes close their shops during the winter time and reopen it only during the next summer. The addition of rose petal jam along with sabja seeds also help to cool the body. Usually I will be waiting for summer to consume my favorite drink... 3. Sabja seeds for diabetes:
Sabja seeds are said to be very effective for people with type 2 diabetes as sabja seeds help regulate blood sugar. If you are diabetic and want to consume sabja seeds, after soaking it in water, mix it with plain cold milk and add a few drops of pure vanilla. You have a wonderful healthy drink minus the sugar. You can also add it to other non dairy milk like almond milk or soy milk too. 4. Sabja seeds for constipation:
If you suffer from constipation, then adding sabja seeds to your diet will help you with the problem. If you are suffering from constipation, take the sabja seeds along with milk before bed, like I mentioned before. Try taking it regularly for few days to see results. 5. Sabja seeds for acidity:
Sabja seeds has soothing effect on the stomach. If you suffer from stomach burn or acidity, a cup of this sabja milk will do wonders. Substitute it for your cola and coffee for a few days and you will notice a nice difference. Try to take it along with the rose petal jam, as even rose petal jam helps in treating stomach burn. 6. Sabja seeds for skin:
Sabja seeds when mixed together with coconut oil is very effective for treating skin related problems. To make the oil, first crush the seeds without soaking it in water. Heat coconut oil in a pan and add the seeds and remove from flame. Strain and use for eczema, psoriasis and other skin related problems.
7. For healthy skin & hair:
Sabja seeds are very high in vitamins, especially vitamin k and keeps our skin and hair in peak health. It is also very high in protein and iron . A small cup of this sabja seeds will almost satisfy your daily requirement of iron and protein. These seeds also store well.