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How to use seeds

Rich in healthy fats and a host of other nutrients, seeds are a great addition to your diet. Whether you're adding them to a granola bar or using them to coat a piece of fish, make flavoursome and nutritious seeds the secret weapon in your kitchen store cupboard.

  1. Flaxseeds

    Otherwise known as linseeds, flaxseeds come in brown and golden varieties. They are high in fibre per 100g, so good for digestive health. It’s recommended to grind flaxseeds before eating, as they are more easily digested than when whole. Simply pop them in an airtight bag and crush with a rolling pin. Flaxseeds work great in a fruity granola bar or chocolatey bites.

  2. Pumpkin seeds

    These green seeds are best toasted to enhance their nutty flavour. They’re ideal for topping soups and salads and make a nice addition to this baked kale risotto. Pumpkin seeds are also high in minerals such as zinc, which supports the normal function of the immune system.

    Pumpkin seeds
  3. Sunflower seeds

    A popular snack in lots of countries, sunflower seeds have a mild flavour and firm bite. They are high in vitamin E per 100g, an antioxidant that supports the protection of cells from oxidative stress (an imbalance between free radicals and antioxidants). Try scattering them on top of this roast butternut squash with rocket for a toasty crunch.

    Sunflower seeds