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Move over, acai and quinoa. Meet the new powerhouse grains, seeds and berries making health news headlines
Black seed, a.k.a. black cumin, is found on a flower native to south Asia. It's used as a spice and medicinally in Asia and the Middle East.
According to a recent study, these jet-colored gems have memory-sharpening properties. After taking a dose of pure ground black seed powder for nine weeks, a group of men in their 50s did substantially better on tests of memory, cognition and attention than the placebo-popping control group. Black seed has also been shown to reduce seizures in epileptic children, reduce symptoms of chemical weapons injuries, MRSA and asthma, allergies and arthritis, and suppress colon cancer. Chew on that, chia seeds. No, seriously, you should be chewing on these.
How to Eat It:
Middle-Easterners mix black seed oil with honey or boiled mint to dull the bitter flavor. Look for the pill form in health food stores.
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