Seeds 101: A Guide, From Chia to Hemp

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What are seeds?

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Seeds are the embryo of a plant, says Sharon Palmer, a registered dietitian and author of “The Plant-Powered Diet.” They’re typically full of protein (4 to 9 grams per ounce), low-glycemic carbohydrates, fats, fiber, vitamins and minerals. Research has linked certain seeds to health benefits like lower blood pressure and cholesterol, as well as protection against cancer and increased bone health.

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