Tag: seeds

Spreading the Joy: Halva Gets a Healthier Makeover

by in Grocery Shopping, Trends, July 9, 2014

Halva, the Middle Eastern sesame candy, is a dessert favorite. Dense and rich, it tastes like peanut buttery fudge and is often layered with ribbons of chocolate. What could be better? Just one problem: It’s traditionally loaded with sugar. Israeli native Shahar Shamir was a huge halva fan too, but as a former dancer keen onRead more

What’s the Deal with Hemp?

by in Healthy Tips, April 26, 2014

Hemp products are becoming increasingly popular, but what exactly is hemp? To answer a few burning questions…yes, hemp is a species of Cannabis sativa, but no, it’s not the same as marijuana.

10+ Ways to Cook with Sesame Seeds

by in Uncategorized, August 11, 2013

Although small, sesame seeds are packed with nutrients such as healthy fats, protein, calcium, antioxidants and dietary fiber. The primary fats in the seeds are monounsaturated fatty acids called oleic acid. Oleic acid has been shown to lower LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and increase the HDL (“good”) cholesterol. The seeds — which are available in aRead more

The Health Powers of Poppy Seeds (Who Knew?)

by in Uncategorized, July 30, 2013

Most often associated with bagels and breads, poppy seeds tend to be forgotten among the other seeds we use when cooking. But not only do poppy seeds add great flavor and crunch to foods, they also provide some respectable health benefits. 1. One teaspoon of poppy seeds has enough calcium and phosphorus to meet 4%Read more

10 Everyday Uses for Nuts and Seeds

by in Healthy Tips, April 11, 2013

Bored with handfuls of nuts as a snack? Get all the nutrients nuts and seeds have to offer with these easy ways to incorporate them into your daily diet.

Discover Nut Butters

by in Healthy Recipes, March 13, 2009

Peanut butter is definitely one of my all-time favorite healthy foods, but there’s more to nut butters than just peanuts. Discover all the possibilities, each come along with healthy fats, protein and unique nutrients.