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Basil seed and its Varieties

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Basil seeds (Ocimum basilicum or Ocimum tenuiflorum, also known as Ocimum sanctum) is an herb that, when soaked in water for 15 minutes, produces small black seeds that have a mild, nutty flavor and a gelatinous texture.Depending on their type and medicinal properties, they are also known as Sabja seeds or Tulsi seeds or Falooda seeds.These seeds are often used in freshly made juice drinks, Sharbats, Falodas and other dishes.For centuries, basil seeds have been used in traditional medicine, especially Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine, for their various health benefits.Basil seeds are rich in fiber, antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, and other nutrients.They are popular as superfoods due to their potential health benefits.Basil seeds can be added to a variety of dishes, including drinks, smoothies, salads, soups, desserts, and baked goods.They are also very versatile and can be sprouted and eaten as microgreens.

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The term "basil seeds" can be confusing because it can refer to the seeds of two different plants: sweet basil and holy basil.Sweet basil is the most common type of basil, and its seeds are often used in cooking.Holy basil is a type of medicinal basil whose seeds are often used in teas or tonics.The seeds of sweet basil and holy basil look very similar, so they are often used interchangeably. However, it's important to know which basil seeds you're buying, as they have different culinary and medicinal properties.Here are some additional details about the two types of basil seeds.

  • Sweet basil seeds are small and black.They have a mild, nutty flavor and are often used in Indian cuisine.They can also be soaked in water and added to smoothies (like Faloodas) or yogurt.These seeds are commonly known as Sabja seeds or Falooda seeds.

  • Holy basil seeds are slightly larger than sweet basil seeds and have a slightly bitter taste.They are commonly used in herbal teas and supplements.They are also said to have many medicinal properties, including reducing stress and anxiety, boosting the immune system and fighting inflammation.These seeds are commonly known as Tulsi seeds.

These different varieties are often used and sold interchangeably

Nutritional profile:

Rich in fiber, minerals (such as zinc, sulfur, vitamins A, B, and C), omega-3 fatty acids, and antioxidants, basil seeds are a great addition to a healthy diet.They contain high levels of soluble fiber, especially pectin, which can delay gastric emptying and promote feelings of fullness.One tablespoon (13 grams) of basil seeds provides 7 grams of fiber, which is 25 percent of your daily recommended value. Basil seeds are also a good source of calcium, magnesium, and iron, which are essential for bone health and muscle function.One tablespoon (13 grams) of basil seeds provides 15 percent of the recommended daily value for calcium, 10 percent of magnesium and 10 percent of iron.

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