It is a species of cereal grain grown for its seed, which is known by the same name (usually in the plural, unlike other cereals and pseudocereals). Oats are a nutrient-rich food associated with lower blood cholesterol when consumed regularly. Gluten free oats are oats that have been verified to not come into cross contamination with gluten associated grains like wheat, rye, and barley.
Sunflower seeds are technically the fruits of the sunflower plant. The seeds are harvested from the plant’s large flower heads. They are rich in healthy fats, beneficial plant compounds and several vitamins and minerals. Sunflower seeds have a mild, nutty flavor and a firm but tender texture. They are toasted to enhance the flavor.
Dates are the fruit of the date palm tree, which is grown in many tropical regions of the world. Dates are chewy with a sweet flavor. They are also high in some important nutrients and have a variety of advantages and uses. People can replace the sugar, chocolate chips, or candies in baking recipes with dates to ensure they are eating natural sugars instead of refined sugars.
Also known as common flax or linseed, is a member of the genus Linum in the family Linaceae. They are one of the oldest crops and have two types, brown and golden. It is a food and fiber crop cultivated in cooler regions of the world. They are a source of Omega-3 fatty acid and lignans.
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