Technically a nut but referred to as seeds or hearts, hemp seeds are a great source of plant-based protein with a perfect balance of essential amino acids for sustaining good health. A 3:1 ratio of Omega-6 Linoleic Acid and Omega-3 Linolenic Acid to support cardiovascular health and general strengthening of the immune system.
Hemp seeds contain high amounts of vitamin E, phosphorous, potassium and magnesium are a rich source of phytonutrients. They are easily digested and low in carbohydrate, which may be useful in assisting with weight management.
Flax seeds are also known as linseed. They’re a tiny, shiny, nutty seeds that are nutritionally dense and a great source of insoluble and soluble fibre. Insoluble fibre adds bulk to your digestive waste and may help with relief of constipation.
Pumpkin seeds are the edible seed of a pumpkin. They’re light green in colour and a good source of minerals such as magnesium, manganese, iron, zinc and copper. A quarter cup contains nearly one half of your RDA (recommended daily allowance) for magnesium. Two thirds of their calories come from fat, in the form of healthy unsaturated fats.
Pumpkin seeds are a rich source of Omega 3 and may support the reduction of arthritic inflammation and promote good sleep. As well as being a good source of Vitamin K, pumpkin seeds also contain antimicrobial and anti-viral properties.
Mulberries are scrumptiously chewy fruit that is rich in antioxidant properties. They have beneficial nutrients known to contribute to the normal functioning of the immune system. They’re rich in potassium and due to their fibre content, they help improve digestive health.
Mulberries are an excellent source of vitamin C, often hailed as shortening the duration of a cold. They are also a good source of manganese and magnesium, both of which may improve bone health.
Goji berries are soft and chewy, a beautiful red colour and super nutritious. Historically, goji berries were used as a medicinal plant with roots in ancient China. Gojis are high in iron, fibre and protein. One ounce of provides nearly 10% of your RDA for protein. For a fruit, this is a superb.