Incredible Impact of Tiny, Nutrient-Packed Seeds

Janice Feuer-Haugen
May – June 2021 • Vol 3, No 115

It’s rather incredible—the impact of tiny, little nutrient-packed seeds. Whether it’s a 2000-pound mammoth pumpkin, a giant 20-foot-tall sunflower, or a 3-foot-tall sesame plant, each of these plants got their start from a small, nutrient-rich seed. Seeds contain easily available protein, healthy fats, dietary fiber, minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants. It’s these same nutrients that also make seeds so beneficial for our health and wellness.


Last year, with all the concerns about Covid, I noticed a number of articles recommending ways to strengthen our immune system and health. Many of these articles mentioned the benefits of zinc.

When looking at the lists of foods containing zinc, pumpkin and sesame seeds spoke to me. Inspired, I dry-toasted them in a pan on the stove, then tossed them in a bit of oil and a dusting of salt. Voila! In minutes, I had a condiment that added texture, taste, and zinc (plus many other nutrients) to sprinkle on most everything.

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