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Basil seeds aren't just for growing basil plants. you can also eat them. They look similar to sesame seeds but are black. The type that you eat typically comes from sweet basil, Ocimum basilicum, which is the plant commonly used to season foods. They also go by many other names, including sabja and tukmaria seeds.
Tukmaria has a very mild flavour (rather like poppy seeds) and is generally used in light desserts thanks to its gelatinous properties when it's soaked and swells in water.They are considered 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 was almost unknown in many western countries until modern times.
Tukmaria seeds is effective in weight loss, stress reliever, treats cold, and reducing weight and blood sugar. Basil seeds have potential to reduce appetite and food cravings.