Combining raw crushed pumpkin, sunflower, sesame, and flax seeds make this simple recipe a natural multivitamin. It provides some crunch and an element of nuttiness to any dish. You can use it on a salad or as Gomasio (Japanese seasoning) on vegetables and rice. For the Gomasio, it goes really well with some flavorful sesame oil, especially when added to rice, making it a vegan alternative to Furikake. You can even mix this in your bread dough or cake batter to give it an extra healthy boost.
All these seeds are a good source of fiber, which helps in supporting a healthy digestive system and reducing the risk of heart disease. These seeds contain good amounts of vitamins and minerals, so much that you can almost complete the nutritional facts table! Benefits coming from this combination of seeds are endless, ranging from supporting healthy bones to reducing cancer risk to even regulating sugar.
Make this seed combination in advance and store it in a jar so that you can easily sprinkle this one into any dish. Follow the quick and easy recipe below.
- 1 tbsp raw pumpkin seeds
- 1 tbsp raw sunflower seeds
- 1 tbsp raw sesame seeds
- 2 tbsp raw flax seeds
- 1/2 tsp salt
Using a mortar and pestle, or a spice/coffee grinder, crush each variety of seeds separately until it is a coarse consistency and set aside.
Pour all the crushed seeds into a bowl, mix well with salt, and store them in a cool place or fridge.
You can sprinkle a teaspoonful of these over salads, vegetables, and rice.
To make it even more delicious for any Japanese recipes, you can also add a bit of crushed Nori, or nori that had been cut up into small pieces, like confetti. This will add a boost of umami and a taste of the ocean to the dish that you are making.