Basil Seed 100g

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Basil seeds, also known as Sabja seeds or Tukmaria seeds, are small black seeds derived from the basil plant (Ocimum basilicum). They have gained popularity in recent years due to their health benefits and versatility in culinary applications. With a mild, nutty flavour similar to poppy seeds. When soaked in liquid, they develop a gelatinous outer layer while retaining a slight crunch in the centre. Popular in India and Southeast Asian cuisine, a good source of minerals and fibre. Soak the seeds to eat

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Uses for basil seeds:
  • Beverage Enhancer: Basil seeds are commonly used to add texture and a refreshing touch to beverages. They can be added to water, fruit juices, smoothies, lemonades, and even mocktails.
  • Desserts: Basil seeds can be incorporated into desserts like puddings, jellies, and fruit salads to provide a unique texture and appearance.
  • Chia Seed Substitute: Basil seeds can be used as an alternative to chia seeds in recipes. They have a similar ability to absorb liquids and form a gel-like consistency.
  • Thickening Agent: Due to their gelling properties, basil seeds can be used as a natural thickening agent in soups, sauces, and dressings.
  • Ayurvedic Drinks: In traditional Ayurvedic medicine, basil seeds are used in cooling drinks like falooda or sherbet, believed to have soothing and digestive properties.
Try basil seed in:
  • Basil Seed Lemonade: Soak basil seeds in water until they become gelatinous, then mix them with freshly squeezed lemon juice, water, and sweetener to create a refreshing summer drink.
  • Mango-Basil Seed Smoothie: Blend mango chunks, yogurt, a handful of basil seeds, and a touch of honey for a delicious and nutritious smoothie.
  • Basil Seed Pudding: Combine soaked basil seeds with coconut milk, vanilla extract, and sweetener of your choice. Refrigerate the mixture until it thickens, and enjoy a creamy pudding.
  • Strawberry-Basil Seed Jam: Simmer strawberries with sugar until they break down, then stir in soaked basil seeds. Cook until the mixture thickens to create a unique jam with added texture.

Ingredients: basil seed


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