Health experts say seeds pack a nutritional punch

May 15, 2012
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Health experts say seeds pack a nutritional punch

There’s something seedy going on, and it’s taking place in the kitchen.

Not just for birds anymore, seeds are being incorporated into the human diet and are smiled upon by those in the nutritional world. Varieties such as hemp, sunflower, sesame, pumpkin, chia and flax offer a variety of health benefits, including being rich in fiber, antioxidants and essential fatty acids.

“Each seed has a different nutrient profile, and if you incorporate them throughout the course of the day, you get great nutritional benefits,” said Jessica Crandall, a spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association).

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