Tukmaria Seeds (ocimum basilicum) are also known as Basil Seeds and Edible Vegetable Seeds. They are holy seeds in many Asian countries, due to their exceptional qualities. Although tukmaria has been part of a balanced diet in many countries for ages, it is almost unknown in many western countries. In part due to the success of their “cousin” chia seeds, they are now being discovered and gaining popularity in Europe and America.
Tukmaria seeds are highly nutritious and are very low in calories. They have more protein content than chia seeds and have lower calories making them the Asian super food. Tukmaria seeds have high fiber and mucilage, which helps in lowering constipation by promoting bowel movement, induce satiety, detoxify by reducing the assimilation in the gut and helps in weight loss by slow conversion of starch into blood sugar.
Tukmaria Seeds are very high in medicinal value and consuming them, one can get rid of some common yet painful diseases like diarrhea, weight gain and many others.