Sesame seeds come from the Sesamum Indicum plant, which is a native of Africa. The seeds are used to make sesame oil and spices, and are also used as a flavoring on bread.Know More
The Sesamum Indicum plant grows up to 6 feet tall. This drought-resistant plant has oblong leaves and white-to-light-rose flowers. The seeds are formed in grooved capsule-like fruits and contain more than 100 seeds.
Sesame seeds are full of antioxidants and minerals such as copper, manganese, calcium and Vitamins B1 and E. The seeds have a nutty flavor that is enhanced by roasting them. Medicinally, the seeds are used to treat anemia and blurred vision.Learn More
Morphine and codeine from poppy seeds are sometimes detected in urine tests up to 48 hours after pastries containing poppy seeds are eaten, according to the United States Anti-Doping Agency. Eating poppy seeds usually does not cause a person to test positive on a drug test.Full Answer >
When consumed in moderation, sunflower seeds provide nutrients valuable to a healthy diet. These seeds typically have vitamin E, thiamine, potassium, magnesium, protein, copper and healthy fats, according to the USDA National Nutrient Database.Full Answer >
Chia seeds can be eaten raw or cooked. They can be sprinkled over cereals, salads, fruits and vegetables; soaked in liquids, such as juice or milk; mixed into dough for baked goods; and stirred in desserts, such as puddings or parfaits.Full Answer >
Table sugar comes from plants, usually sugar cane or sugar beat. There are also minor commercial sugar crops like the date palm, sorghum and sugar maple. Sugar production is a long and complicated process that is highly industrialized.Full Answer >