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Basil Seeds- Takmaria

June 11, 2012 by Mimi in with 0 Comments

What is the difference between Chia Seeds and Takmaria?

The main difference is that although they are both from the mint family, they are two different genus/species.Tukmaria or Ocimum basilicum L. is a type of basil: Chia or Salvia hispanica L. is a type of sage:The seeds of both are used in food, but an internet search seems to find more on the Chia. Chia seems to have Central/South American origins. Tukmaria seems to have Asian/European origins.

Recently many articles have been written for Chia seeds health benefits.
Takmaria  have been used for ages in Indian food. These seeds are generally soaked in water for 10 minutes before using. According to Ayurvedic Gurus’ Takmaria is  a coolent.
The seeds puff up in water creating a translucent coating around it.Takmaria is used in many ways with Deserts. On Ice Cream, Shaved Ice, with syrup, on Fruits and with fruit juices.

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