sesame seeds and flax seed health blend with sunflower seeds

sesame seeds and flax seed blend – this is one health blend mix i wanted to write from a long time and finally writing about. if you have read my post on dukkah which is an egyptian nuts, seeds and spice blend, you know how much i love these type of blends, because they add so much to your food in terms of nutrition.

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they are also easy to prepare. you can store these in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a week or more. just pop some of the blend on salads, soups, curries, dals, dips or rice… you could also add some olive oil to it and have with any type of like whole wheat bread, brown bread or white bread.

this recipe is my friend soma’s recipe. she would make these either with sesame seeds or with both sesame and flax seed. i have shamelessly copied everything without making any changes to it, except for adding sunflower seeds.

thank you soma for making this for all of us every time and even making me aware about healthy eating….. something which i never bothered about in my whole life.

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we all know that sesame seeds, flax seed and sunflower seeds are healthy and have a lot of nutrients and minerals. i don’t want to go in to too much detail about the nutritional aspects of each seed, as then it would be a long post. i will just keep it short for all of us.

  • sesame seeds – high in calcium, iron, copper, lignans, proteins and mono unsaturated fats.
  • sunflower seeds – rich in vitamins especially vitamin e and b complex vitamins, calcium, iron, copper, magnesium and proteins.
  • flax seed – high in omega 3 fatty acids, fibre and lignans.
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when i make this blend, i usually add salt to it. thus i cannot add it to sweets or desserts. but you can also make it with sugar and then sprinkle on sweets and desserts. also you could add your choice of dry herbs or spices to it to make this more flavorful and aromatic.

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sesame seeds and flax seed health blend

4.8 from 5 votes
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:30 mins
Total Time:30 mins
Course:condiment
Cuisine:world
Servings (change the number to scale):1 medium size bottle
sesame seeds and flax seed health blend

INGREDIENTS FOR sesame seeds and flax seed health blend

(1 CUP = 250 ML)
  • 1.5 cup sesame seeds white or black or both in equal quantities
  • 1 cup flax seed
  • ½ cup sunflower seeds (optional)
  • sea salt or black salt or rock salt

HOW TO MAKE sesame seeds and flax seed health blend

  • roast all the seeds separately in a pan.
  • let the seeds cool.
  • in a dry grinder coarsely grind all the seeds with some salt.
  • store sesame seeds and flax seed in an air tight container. refrigerate the blend, stays good for a week.
  • sprinkle a few teaspoons on your daily meals.
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the process to make sesame seeds and flax seed blend:

1: roast the sesame seeds on a pan or in the oven till they become light brown and crisp.

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2: roast the sunflower seeds, till they make a popping sound and lightly browned.

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3: roast the flax seed also.

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4:  once the seeds are cooled take all the 3 seeds in a dry grinder with some salt. its important to cool the seeds, if they remain warm or hot, then whilst grinding a lot of moisture is released.

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5: grind coarsely.

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6: remove from the grinder and store sesame seeds and flax seed blend in an airtight container. add it to your breakfast, lunch or dinner food.

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namaste and welcome to vegrecipesofindia.com which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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23 comments/reviews

  1. Hi dear,
    I love and make all the recipes posted in your blog
    Just a small query regarding Flax seeds health blend – Need to know salt added.
    Is it added for some specific purpose? or we can skip it?
    Please guide.
    Thanks5 stars

    • thanks swati. you can skip it. salt is added just to give a slight salty taste in the blend. so a little amount will do. you can even skip adding salt.

      • Thank-you, I will take care of the point you mentioned.I have made sesame seeds laddoo and tahini before so I guess the laddoo should turn out fine. My aim is to make tiny laddoos out of this healthy mix for my 1.5 yr old ? as evening snack. I hope that will be fine!

        • welcome shalini. flaxseeds is a natural laxative, so you can reduce the amount or skip, if your child has a normal bowel movement. it can cause diarrhoea. sesame seeds are heaty and good in winters. for sunflower seeds powder them very well. do not give in whole or bits. can cause choking.

        • ThankYou so much for the tips. And ThankYou for the clear simple and wonderfully written as well as well presented recipes. I have been following your blog for almost 5-6 years now. 🙂

    • 2 to 3 tsp should be fine in the beginning. sesame seeds can cause allergic reactions. so do take care. sesame seeds are heaty too. also both sesame seeds and flax seeds have laxative properties.

  2. Hi feel lucky to learn this site great ideas simplified very useful to old-aged people like me thank you I am a Tamil, resident of Chennai, a senior citizen, has a history of chronic constipation, read somewhere Flax seed is rich in fiber and helps constipation issues if you have any simple menu or ideas for constipation kindly publish would be more helpful to people like me whose major worry is constipation as chief among others thank you again God bless you all5 stars

  3. ggreat idea! i love all the seeds! will make some! my grandchildern would like it on icecream!!!

  4. Hey Dassana, was wanted to go thru this post as soon as it hit my mail box but unfortunately saw it on by blackberry and after that got little busy, flax seeds is something I was actually wanting to give to my daughter coz of her weak eyesight and read about it also on internet but wasnt to sure how to feed my picky kids but your post is really helpful and will definitly prepare this and add in meals. Thank you dear for sharing this out!!!

    • anamika, one tip for you….. when you make cakes or muffins, you can add some flax seed meal/powder or nuts-seeds powder to the cake. this way they can have the goodies too with good nutrients in it.

      if not using eggs in the bakes, you can susbtitute it with flax seed meal. flax seed meal is one of the substitutes for eggs in baking cakes. 1 egg = 1 tbsp + 3 tbsp water.

      since i don’t include eggs in my diet, while making cakes i add flax seed meal or curd or a dense fruit puree like banana and even pumpkin or lauki/bottle gourd puree. the cakes are moist, tasty and so healthy.

      • Thank you so much for your inputs dear, I will surely add flax seeds powder for my next cake. Your info is really helpful!!

  5. This is a fabulous idea! I use all these seeds but never thought of a ready blend 🙂 I am sure I will add it to everything i bake!

  6. amazing recipe I was thinking to make such vitamin and protein power packed for daily life…good one bravo job