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August 1996 Issue

Seeds Pack in Nutrition But Also Fat and Calories, So Go Slow

Q. I've heard that seeds are nutritious. Is this true? A. Yes, very much so, though the amount you can afford to eat calorie-wise may limit the amount of nutrients you get. Seeds are the embryo or "egg" from the fruits of plants and contain the food supply for the next-generation of the plant. As such, they are a gold mine of nutrients, including protein, vitamins, minerals and fiber. Sunflower, sesame, pumpkin,

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