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Poppy seed is used as an ingredient in many foods. The tiny kidney-shaped seeds are used whole or ground, often as a topping or filling in various baked goods. They are harvested from the opium poppy (Papaver somniferum) seed pods, and have been cultivated by various civilisations. The Sumerians grew them; and the seed is mentioned in ancient medical texts from many civilisations. For instance, the Egyptian papyrus scroll named Ebers Papyrus, written ca. 1550 BCE, lists poppy seed as a sedative. The Minoans, a Bronze Age civilisation which arose on the island of Crete, cultivated poppies for their seed. Since poppy seeds are relatively expensive, they are sometimes mixed with the seeds of Amaranthus paniculatus, which closely resemble poppy seeds. Poppy seeds have long been used as a folk remedy to aid sleeping, promote fertility and wealth, and even to provide magical powers of invisibility. In India, Iran and Turkey poppy seeds are known as Khaskhas or Hashas (pronounced: "Hashhash" or in Persian: "Khash Khaash") and is considered a highly nutritious food item, mostly added in dough while baking bread,and is recommended for pregnant women and new mothers. In Maharashtra, India, Khaskhas is used to garnish Anarsa, a special sweet prepared during the festival of Diwali.

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Blue Poppy Seed 5kg Blue Poppy Seed 5kg vgfftogs xN.B. this item cannot be split!
04893
27.03
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Blue Poppy Seed 1kg Blue Poppy Seed 1kg vgfftogs xN.B. this item cannot be split!
01684
5.82
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Blue Poppy Seed 0.5kg Blue Poppy Seed 0.5kg vgfftogs xN.B. this item cannot be split!
01685
3.22
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70142
21.11
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The seeds (and seed oil, see below) of pumpkins, such as Cucurbita pepo varieties have been subject to a great deal of research, especially into the treatment of prostate ailments, and have been shown to be especially rich in steroidal compounds, in addition to their nutritional value. One gram of pumpkin seed protein contains as much L-tryptophan as a full glass of milk, making it of interest to researchers studying the treatment of anxiety disorders. Some people eat the seeds as preventative measure against onset of anxiety attacks, clinical depression and other mood disorders. Some studies have also found pumpkin seeds to prevent arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) and to regulate cholesterol levels in the body. The oil of pumpkin seeds, a culinary speciality in (and important export commodity of) Central European cuisine as a salad oil and (although this destroys its essential fatty acids) a cooking oil, is also used to treat irritable bowel syndrome and various other ailments, both in folk medicine and in modern medical practice and research.

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Pumpkin Seeds 25kg Pumpkin Seeds 25kg vgfftogs xN.B. this item cannot be split!
05125
145.00
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Pumpkin Seeds 2kg Pumpkin Seeds 2kg vgfftogs xN.B. this item cannot be split!
07842
15.66
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Pumpkin Seeds 1kg Pumpkin Seeds 1kg vgfftogs xN.B. this item cannot be split!
12499
8.12
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Pumpkin Seeds 25kg Pumpkin Seeds 25kg vgfftogs xN.B. this item cannot be split!
07826
108.65
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Pumpkin Seeds 5kg Pumpkin Seeds 5kg vgfftogs xN.B. this item cannot be split!
05124
28.25
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Pumpkin Seeds 2.5kg Pumpkin Seeds 2.5kg vgfftogs xN.B. this item cannot be split!
05126
14.67
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Pumpkin Seeds 1kg Pumpkin Seeds 1kg vgfftogs xN.B. this item cannot be split!
05452
6.08
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Broccoli Seeds 25kg Broccoli Seeds 25kg vgfftogs xN.B. this item cannot be split!
36692
354.78
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Chia Seeds 25kg Chia Seeds 25kg vgfftogs xN.B. this item cannot be split!
65329
77.95
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Sesame (Sesamum indicum) is a flowering plant in the genus Sesamum. Numerous wild relatives occur in Africa and a smaller number in India. It is widely naturalised in tropical regions around the world and is cultivated for its edible seeds, which grow in pods. The flowers of the sesame seed plant are yellow, though they can vary in colour with some being blue or purple. The word sesame is from Latin sesamum, borrowed from Greek sesamon "seed or fruit of the sesame plant", borrowed from Semitic (cf. Aramaic shumshema, Arabic simsim), from Late Babylonian shawash-shammu, itself from Assyrian shamash-shammu, from shaman shammi "plant oil". In Hindu legends and beliefs, tales are told in which sesame seeds represent a symbol of immortality and the God Maha Vishnu's consort Maha Sri Devi herself representing the properties of the sesame seed, as such it is considered as the most auspicious oil next to Ghee used in Hindu rituals and prayers, the black sesame seeds are used in ancestral homage rituals called Darpanam (also called Tarpana in Kannada) and also the oil to pacify the malefic effect of Lord Shani (Saturn). Women of ancient Babylon would eat halva, a mixture of honey and sesame seeds to prolong youth and beauty, while Roman soldiers ate the mixture for strength and energy. Sesame seeds are rich in manganese, copper, and calcium (90 mg per tablespoon for unhulled seeds, 10 mg for hulled), and contain vitamin B1 (thiamine) and vitamin E (tocopherol). They contain lignans, including unique content of sesamin, which are phytoestrogens with antioxidant and anti-cancer properties. Among edible oils from six plants, sesame oil had the highest antioxidant content. Sesame seeds also contain phytosterols associated with reduced levels of blood cholesterol, but do not contain caffeine. The nutrients of sesame seeds are better absorbed if they are ground or pulverised before consumption, as in tahini.

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92.25
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02522
23.98
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Sesame Seeds 1kg Sesame Seeds 1kg vgfftogs xN.B. this item cannot be split!
12498
5.17
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Sesame Seeds 22.68kg Sesame Seeds 22.68kg vgfftogs xN.B. this item cannot be split!
29843
57.39
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Sesame Seeds 5kg Sesame Seeds 5kg vgfftogs xN.B. this item cannot be split!
02520
16.45
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Sesame Seeds 1kg Sesame Seeds 1kg vgfftogs xN.B. this item cannot be split!
12466
3.54
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Sesame Seeds Black 25kg Sesame Seeds Black 25kg vgfftogs xN.B. this item cannot be split!
93462
122.95
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Sesame Seeds Black 1kg Sesame Seeds Black 1kg vgfftogs xN.B. this item cannot be split!
93463
6.55
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Suma is the UK's largest independent wholefood wholesaler-distributor. Specialising in vegetarian, fairly traded, organic, ethical and natural products, we also have our own successful brand of food and non-food products.

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Suma Amaranth 25kg Suma Amaranth 25kg vgfftogs xN.B. this item cannot be split!
80105
59.00
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Suma Amaranth 3kg Suma Amaranth 3kg vgfftogs xN.B. this item cannot be split!
80107
9.39
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Suma Chia Seeds 3kg Suma Chia Seeds 3kg vgfftogs xN.B. this item cannot be split!
72909
14.95
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Suma Chia Seeds Black 1kg Suma Chia Seeds Black 1kg vgfftogs xN.B. this item cannot be split!
96827
5.25
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