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Ask for help to identifying unknown seeds

My family member have left these seeds behind. I am not sure what is it, any one could help in identifying? I have compared to Sesame, Chia. These seeds seed have no smell and completely black if ...
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Is eating papaya fruit with seeds safe?

I once blended whole papaya with seeds to prepare smoothie. After consuming it, I experienced abdominal cramps. I would like to find it if the experience was due to the papaya smoothie I consumed.
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how do you remove peach seeds from peach pits safely

I know how to remove the pits from stone fruit. I want to remove the seeds from the pits. Every attempt I keep damaging the seeds. Trying pliers or a knife i could get hurt. is there a safer way to ...
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Why does my poppy seed filling have a bitter aftertaste?

I've followed the recipe here to make a poppy seed filling. The filling ended up with a somewhat bitter aftertaste, and I am wondering about the following: At what point in that recipe could something ...
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Do I need to wash the flax and sesame seeds before grinding them?

I have a bag of flax seeds and a bag of sesame seeds from Food to Live at Amazon. I want to grind them in a coffee grinder, and eat their powder. For food safety and health consideration and best ...
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What is White Cumin and Green Cumin?

I'm learning about the spice cumin (Cuminum Cyminum) and I understand how it is naturally a golden brown color seed that tastes bitter with a hint of lemon and warmth. I learned that black cumin (...
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Is bird feed edible?

I can buy bird feed for 10 - 20 ZAR per kilo. Choice grade flax seed or hemp seed go for R40 - R60 for half a kg. I just want any random type of fibrous plant based seeds to blend in my smoothies. Is ...
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How to perfectly separate hemp hearts from hemp seeds

I often buy shelled hemp seeds, but there is still a lot of hull in the bought product. No manufacturer sell hemp seeds perfectly shelled (only hemp hearts). You can see the typical product on the ...
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Should I remove the inner parts of marrow vegetables?

Should I remove the inner parts of marrow vegetables, like this zucchini (or whatever this is)? You generally want to avoid any seeds in your food, but there would be hardly any zucchini left if I do ...
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What is the shelf life of dried lotus seeds?

Since the Mooncake festival is coming. I am thinking of making Mooncakes with some dried lotus seeds I bought a year ago. Could they still be safe to eat?
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How long will soaked chia seeds last?

I was just wondering how long you could keep chia seeds in the refrigerator after they have already soaked in the water. I know dry chia seeds have an extremely long life if stored properly but I can'...
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What are the black little seeds in my chia?

Regardless of where I procure my chia seeds, I always find, mixed with them, some quantity of smaller and darker seeds which don't seem to be chia. These seeds are black (noticeably darker than the ...
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Do you de-hull seeds when making pumpkin seed flour?

I was interested in finding ways to use leftover pumpkin seeds, so I thought I'd try to grind them up into flour. Although I found a few websites (e.g., here and here) that mention doing this, none ...
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Can one tell from the outside whether a papaya has seeds?

Some papayas have no or virtually no seeds: Sometimes it has many seeds Can one tell from the outside whether a papaya has seeds?
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Identifying a seed

I bought a selection box of cooking spices in Sri Lanka and it has Diusseeds in it. Please see the picture below. Could anyone help me identify what these are and how to use them? Many thanks
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How do I prepare ground flaxseed for consumption? (If needed at all)

I haven't prepared or eaten flaxseed before. I just purchased a bag from Sprouts Farmers Market in their bulk section. The flaxseed appears to already be ground up. Do I need to wash or cook/heat ...
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What are these small black specs inside my peppers?

Inside my pepper (pic) are these small black/brown specs. What are they? Are they safe to eat?
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How do you soften pumpkin seeds for Chicken Mole?

I made chicken mole for the first time following this recipe. It was delicious, and I'm planning to make it again. However, the hulled pumpkin seeds (pepitas) didn't fully break down. So the sauce was ...
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Are avocado seeds edible?

I've seen article about great benefits of eating avocado seeds. And another here. Does it mean avocado seeds are edible? How do you eat it then? On Wikipedia page we can read: Avocado leaves, ...
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Why are my pomegranate seeds white?

I just seeded a pomegranate, and instead of red / deep pink seeds, the seeds are pale pink / white. What does this mean? Are they ok to eat?
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What's the fastest way to seed grapes (e.g., Concordes)?

I've got a bunch of grapes, with seeds. I need to seed them for a recipe. Cutting them in half and prying out the seeds with a paring knife makes me yearn for stringing beans. Any suggestions on how ...
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How can I clean chia seeds?

I'm wondering about how to properly clean chia seeds since they cannot be washed in water as other seeds. I've read that they need not to be washed, but then how to clean them?
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Cooking with papaya seeds - what does heating them do?

I've got a bunch of papaya seeds left over from a ripe fresh papaya and I'm trying to work out what I can do with them. Pic from Livestrong Researching this comes up with precisely two types of ...
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Why should pine seeds/nuts be pan-toasted without oil?

Most recipes with pan-toasted pine seeds say they need to toasted DRY, WITHOUT oil. Why? It does not make sense to me. Toasting them DRY gives them a spotty appearance. Dark toasted spots where the ...
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What does it mean when chia seeds are bitter?

I have bough some chia seeds in bulk and when I add liquid their gel have a bitter, almost chemical taste. What does it mean (bad quality? stale?) and how can I get rid of it (if that's safe)?
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Will seeds effectively sprout after blending and leaving them in water?

Title is the question. I'm most curious about the results with pumpkin seeds.
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How can I tell an eggplant is not bitter and very seedy?

Aubergines / Eggplants are sometimes bitter or particularly seedy. Since this is at the market or supermarket, we can look at it, smell it and carefully touch it, but not poke mushy indentations in it ...
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How do they extract kernels from sunflower seeds in mass production?

Every time I seed a gunny sack of sunflower seed kernels in a supermarket, I wonder how they are extracted from their seeds. It is very difficult to extract even one of them by hand without smashing ...
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Is it safe to eat raw, soaked grains and seeds such as buckwheat?

I was wondering about the safety of frequently eating grains or seeds that have been soaked overnight, but not cooked. I'm thinking about buckwheat, barley, spelt, rye... Soaking in water with a bit ...
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Is it safe to drink the water that basil seeds are soaked in?

Is it safe to drink the water that basil seeds are soaked in? Also would it be okay to drink that water with and/or without removing the soaked seeds? Thanks and regards :-)
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Sprouting and Sowing seeds

What is the distinction between seeds/grains for sprouting and other edible uses and seeds/grains for sowing/planting?
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What is the purpose of making Iskiate from Chia seeds?

I'm reading "Born to Run" and learned that the Tarahumara peoples of Mexico eat Chia seeds to give them energy. In the book they mix the seeds with water, some lime juice and a bit of sugar... to ...
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Are ash gourd / winter melon seeds edible?

I have bought an ash gourd to use the flesh in various dishes. During preparation I removed, washed and dried the seeds. I couldn't find any trustworthy source on whether or not they are safe or tasty ...
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Cellulose from hemp seeds?

Recently I came to the discovery of this new product. Honestly I thought it were just hemp seeds, unfortunately my expectations were incorrect. Yes, it seems I really have to work on my Ukrainian... ...
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Should I rinse the flax seeds after soaking them when making flax milk?

I started making my own non-dairy milk. Having looked at multiple recipes, I saw that some call for soaking the flax seeds before processing them to make milk. My questions regarding making flax ...
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Does flax seed lose its nutritional properties after it's ground up? [closed]

I am from Santiago, Chile. Here, there's a rumour that smashed (ground) flax seed loses its properties in around 4 hours. Do you know anything about this? Basically, the rumors say that the flax seed ...
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Santa Claus melon seeds

Just had a bit of a spook from my Brother. Ate some piel de sapo melon seeds and he said they are toxic. Are they? Should I be worried?
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How do commercial sauce companies remove seeds from tomatoes?

When I remove seeds from tomatoes it is a tedious process. I scoop out the pulp which is in different compartments inside the tomato and push it through a strainer. It takes a long time. How do food ...
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Is it safe to eat pumpkin seeds with peel?

I dried pumpkin seeds but now don't have the patience to peel them one by one. Could I just eat them with the skin? I suppose I could but they won't taste very good. Therefore, bonus question: in ...
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What to do with grapefruit seeds?

I have several grapefruit trees and get tons of grapefruits almost year round. When I eat the grapefruits, which is fairly regular, I typically eat a good amount of the seeds with the fruit for ...
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Ground coriander vs coriander seeds

What is the difference between ground coriander and coriander seed? Can you use coriander seeds instead of ground coriander? If yes, Can you use whole coriander seeds?
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How to deseed a guava?

I found guavas in the local Asian store and bought one out of curiosity. While I have had guava juice, I've never eaten the fruit before. I bit into the fruit only to find my mouth full of hard ...
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What are the differences between brown/golden sesame seeds and black ones?

Unhulled sesame seeds can be either light brown (golden) or black. Other than their color, are there other differences are their between these two varieties? Why might you choose one type over the ...
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Easier way to shell out sunflower seeds

I like the taste of sunflower seeds, however I really dislike the process of shelling them. The bags say "Eat. Spit. Be happy." But I have found that shelling it in one's mouth is not only messy, it ...
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Are seeds in melons and other fruits good to eat?

I usually throw away seeds in melons (and other fruits) and I paradoxically buy different seeds from the store. Are seeds in such things good to eat and where can I use them? Because they are not dry, ...
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What method can be used to remove the seed from a peach other than just trying to pull both sides after cutting it?

I tried to find an answer to this question in this community but I couldn't find one. Therefore I'm asking it. So far the method I'm using is cutting the top and the bottom with a knife and then ...
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Help needed to identify the seeds

I've received the following seeds from one relatives, used in our for some recipes. I want to know what this seeds are. They taste bitter like fenugreek seeds, and the person who bought it calls it ...
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Why are there caraway seeds in rye bread?

I love rye bread, so something I have always wondered about is why there are caraway seeds in it. It seems to be some kind of tradition.
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Why remove the skin and seeds of a tomato?

Many recipes ask for peeled and seeded tomatoes, which I find both wasteful and too hard work. What is the point of removing seeds and skin of tomatoes? Just texture and presentation? Or can it ...
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Sesame Seed replacement

What can I use to replace [beige] sesame seeds? What could be a close visual match? I want to make an "everything bagel" inspired scone, but want to avoid sesame seeds due to allergy concerns. ...