Sabja seeds are power-packed with loads of nutrition and immunity-boosting properties. They are high in fiber and a very good source of Omega-3 fatty acids. They also contain good amounts of minerals like potassium, manganese, copper, calcium and magnesium, and vitamins C and folates. So, they can be rightly called wonder seeds.
::Sabja (Tukmaria) Seeds Benefits::
- Sabja seeds are a rich source of iron, calcium and magnesium.
- Drinks including sabja seeds provide great relief from the scorching heat of summers.
- Sabja seeds are known to reduce body heat and have a soothing effect on the stomach.
- Sabja seeds are high in fibre.
- Sabja seeds can help manage diabetes better.
- Sabja seeds are rich in soluble fibre. Thus, people suffering from constipation get tremendous relief by making sabja a part of their daily diet.
- It is helpful in modulating the composition and metabolism of the complex gut microbiota and thereby increasing the number of good bacteria in the gut.
- This also helps in relieving acidity to a great extent.
- It also regulate our bowel movement and thus help in cleansing our body from accumulated toxins.
- Sabja seeds are rich in protein. This protein helps in reducing hair fall, better hair growth, and improved hair volume.
- Sabja seeds naturally detoxify the body and clear our internal system. This keeps our skin looking flawless keeping acne or any kind of breakouts away.
These seeds can be part of a variety of drinks like lemonades, coconut water, coconut milk, milkshakes, smoothies, yoghurt etc.
- You can also get rid of dandruff with sabja seed hair oil. Combine the oil you use with sabja seed powder, massage your scalp with it and leave overnight for beautiful and strong hair.
::Sabja (Tukmaria) Seeds Uses::
- Ideally, you should not consume more than 2 teaspoons of sabja seeds every day.
- Soak around 2 teaspoons of Sabja seeds in a cup of warm water for around 15 minutes. They swell and a translucent grey film coating develops around each black seed, as they increase in size.
- You can now make these seeds a part of a variety of drinks like lemonade, milkshakes, coconut water, smoothies, buttermilk, soups and so on. You can also add them to ice creams, pasta and salads for a nice crunchy taste.
::Sabja (Tukmaria) Seeds Precautions::
- Children could choke on the seeds if they are not swollen well in water, before administering.
- Pregnant women should consume sabja seeds only under the guidance of a healthcare provider, as it tends to increase the oestrogen levels in the body.
- Sabja seed oil and extracts can slow blood clotting. Hence, it is not recommended for consumption if you have recently had surgery or are wounded.
- If you have a scheduled surgery, you must stop using sabja seeds at least two weeks before the surgery.
- Sabja seeds may lead to diarrhoea, vomiting, nausea, acne, acid reflux, headache, abdomen discomfort, loss of appetite in some people.
- Sabja seeds can also cause low blood sugar in some cases.
::Differance between Chia seeds and Sabja seeds::
- Sabja Seeds are often confused with Chia Seeds. Sabja seeds are jet black in colour while chia seeds are a mixture of black, white and grey in colour.
- Sabja seeds are elliptical in shape while chia seeds are oval.
- Chia seeds can be consumed raw or soaked while sabja seeds can be consumed only after soaking.