Seeds of all varieties—from chia and flax to sesame and sunflower—seem to be popping up everywhere these days. Learn the nutrition basics of flavorful seeds with ideas for how to incorporate into your diet. By: Patricia Bannan, MS, RD
Photo: Lee Harrelson
You’ve heard about nuts, but what about seeds? These precious little packages of nutrient glory are popping up everywhere, and for good reason. They’re nutritional powerhouses—loaded with dietary fiber, protein, healthy fats, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. There are many different types of seeds to choose from, and they’re easy to incorporate into a variety of dishes, adding a boost of flavor, nutrition, and crunch. Here’s your guide to the whys and hows of seven super seeds.