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Spice Up Your Baking With Seeds

We love adding different varieties of seeds to our baked goods. Seeds give breads, muffins, cakes and cookies a nutty crunch and wonderful texture that can’t be beat! Many also have nutritional benefits that are really fantastic.

One of our favorite seeds for baking is non-traditional, but tasty. Hemp seeds are loaded with nutrients, and contain all of the essential amino acids and fatty acids the body needs. Additionally, they are packed with protein, vitamin E, dietary fiber, calcium, iron, magnesium and zinc. Hemp seeds are delicious in place of nuts in recipes such as banana bread. Our hemp seeds do arrive with their shells and hulls intact, so you’ll have to crack them open to get to the good stuff. Don’t let that stop you! Hemp seeds are definitely worth the trouble.

Poppy seeds are a classic choice for muffins and bread. Their bold, nutty flavor and crunchy texture is wonderful. And for such small seeds, they sure pack a wallop! A single poppy seed serving delivers 13 percent of the daily recommended value of calcium, and boosts your daily intake of vitamin A, vitamin C and iron. No wonder poppy seeds are the key ingredient in some of the most iconic dishes from countries around the world!

Sesame seeds have been cultivated in warm climates since the earliest times. We love to sprinkle them on homemade bagels and buns! However, they may also be eaten dry, added to soups and salads, and even used to make candies. Our sesame seeds are fresh, nutty and delicious.

What are some of your favorite seeds to bake with?

2 Responses to “Spice Up Your Baking With Seeds”

  1. Connie Norris

    My husband John purchased 5# Hemp Seeds from nuts.com. However they have their shells intact. Your blog says to crack them open to get to the good stuff. How do I do that. They are so tiny.

    • Meghan Remedios

      Hi Connie! The hemp seeds can be eaten with their shells intact; they will be crunchy but they make a nice addition to salads, stir-frys, etc. Alternatively, you can crack them by pouring the hemp seeds on a flat surface, placing a wooden board or cutting board over them, and tapping the board with a wooden mallet until the shells break. They can be eaten whichever way you prefer – with or without the shell.


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