Black sesame seeds are an excellent source of magnesium and calcium. A 1/4 cup serving of provides 126 mg of magnesium, or 32 percent of the Recommended Daily Value (DV), and 351 mg of calcium (35 percent of the DV). That’s slightly more than you find in a cup of milk, however, the calcium is located in the hull of the seeds, so hulled versions offer much less calcium.
Shelled pumpkin seeds are nutrient dense, for a 28-gram serving size they provide:
- 163 calories
- 4 grams carbohydrate (including 2 grams of fiber and less than 1 gram of sugar)
- 8 grams of protein
- 8 percent of daily iron needs
Pumpkin seeds are also a source of magnesium, zinc, copper, and selenium.
A ¼ cup serving of sunflower seeds provides (in value recommended values):
190 calories, 16 grams of fat, 6 grams of protein, and 4 grams of fiber
- 82% of Vitamin E
- 70% DV of copper
- 43% Vitamin B1 (thiamine)
- 34% of manganese
- 34% of selenium
- 33% of phosphorus
- 28% of magnesium
- 28% of Vitamin B6
- 20% of folate
- 18% of Vitamin B3
This cherished ancient grain is one of nature’s most nutritious foods, and works well as a rice substitute.
Tru Roots Quinoa
- 100% Whole Grain
- USDA Certified Organic
- Pre Washed and Gluten Free
As we purchase in bulk, we repack our quinoa in smaller quantities.
Brown Flaxseed, also known as linseed, comes from the flax plant. The seeds, which are a little larger than sesame seeds, contain omega-3 fatty acids, dietary fiber, and protein. Used since ancient times, flax is renowned for myriad health benefits. Add flaxseeds to breads, cookies, cereals, and pilafs, or grind them into flaxseed meal at home using a small electric grinder.