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Sabja Seeds

Also Known As : Tukmaria, Basil seeds, Sweet basil seeds


Taste Profile

It has a mild taste of basil.

Usage Tips

  1. Sabja seeds are used as thickening agent.
  2. These are put into shakes and smoothies.
  3. These are also used as topping on salads and yogurt.
  4. They should be stored in a dry container at room temperature.
  5. They should be soaked in water before consumption as they are hard to chew.

Common names and forms

  1. Basil Seeds
  2. Soaked basil seed
  3. Tukhmariya
  4. Tukmaria


Sabja Seeds are very small black colored seeds. These seeds are native to India and Mediterranean region. Sabja seeds are rich in protein, essential fats, carbs, and are packed with fiber. Sabja seeds are very hard and cannot be consumed raw. They are best consumed after soaking in water, which makes them more gelatinous. Sabja seeds typically come from sweet basil.

Health benefits

  1. Rich in alpha-linolenic acid, sabja seeds are known for their weight loss benefits. As they are full of fiber, they keep you full for a long time, prevent unwanted cravings and aid in weight loss. (1)

  2. It slows down the metabolism of your body and controls the conversion of carbs into glucose. It is considered to be good for type II diabetes patients. (1)

  3. Sabja seeds naturally detox your body by regulating smooth bowel movement. It contains a volatile oil that helps relieve gas from your gastrointestinal tract and acts as a stomach cleanser. (1)

  4. Sabja seeds soothe stomach burn and their diuretic functions flush out the toxins from your body. They neutralise the acidic effect of HCL in the body and bring relief. (2)

  5. Sabja seeds have an antispasmodic property, which means that they soothe tension in the spasmatic muscles and relax them. This way they help in controlling whooping cough. (2)

Selection Guide

Check for manufacturing and expiration date on the pack while buying.


It is not good for pregnant women as it can have impact on hormone levels which can stimulate menstruation, which is dangerous for mother and baby. People with thyroid condition should not consume it without doctors permission as it may be not safe. Improper ratio of water and seeds can make large lumps which may cause difficulty in swallowing and can cause choking.(3)

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