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Benefits

 

Various benefits have been attributed to tukmaria seeds, when consumed regularly as part of a balanced diet. Among the numerous effects, those can be highlighted:

Tukmaria seeds

 

1. The mucilaginous gel that forms around the seeds when they are soaked acts as an emollient, which soothes mucous membranes. It can be used to relieve constipation and diarrhea.

2. The seeds can act as an appetite supressant during weight loss programs, when eaten (or drunk) before meals. Since they are very nutritious and poor in calories, they contribute to minimise the possibility of nutritional deficiency even under low calories intake.

3. Like chia seeds, which also form a gel when soaked, it is believed that tukmaria seeds slow down the body process of converting carbohydrates into sugars, also contributing to weight loss and apettite. That accounts for the feeling of fullness lasting longer and can be useful for both weight loss and diabetes.




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Nutritional facts

Tukmaria seeds

 

Tukmaria seeds are very nutritious and poor in calories. They contribute to minimise the possibility of nutritional deficiency even under low calories intake.

Tukmaria seeds contain more protein and less calories and lipids comparing with goji berries and chia seeds.

Due to the high mucilage and fiber content, basil seeds also help to induce satiety, slow down the body’s conversion of starch into sugar, promote bowel movement, and reduce the absorption of toxins in the gut.

Nutritional analysis summary (per 100g):
Energy: 975 kJ / 233 Kcal
Protein: 23 g
Carbohydrates: 48 g
Fat: 4 g



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What are Tukmaria seeds

Tukmaria seeds play a major role in some Southeast Asian cuisines.  They are very popular in India, Taiwan and Indonesia, among other areas.

Black in colour and slightly smaller than a grain of rice, they are very similar to chia seeds and share almost identical nutritional properties.  Tukmaria seeds are, nonetheless, bigger in size than chia seeds.



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