Homemade Salt Replacement Seasoning
This recipe uses sprouted and ground chia and flax seeds, which can be purchased at almost any health food store.
* Recipe uses equal amounts of each ingredient. To maximize freshness, it is best to make small quantities at a time.
Sesame seeds, ground
Flax seeds, ground
Chia seeds, ground
Hemp seeds, whole
- Begin by adding the sesame seeds to a coffee grinder and processing until they become a fine powder. A mortar and pestle can also be used.
- Empty into a glass container and grind the flax seeds if you purchased them whole.
The chia and flax seeds can be purchased already ground but you maintain freshness when you grind them yourself. The hemp seeds can remain whole. Kelp flakes are normally purchased already ground.
- Combine all ingredients together and store in a glass container. This mixture is best stored in the refrigerator to maximize and preserve freshness.
Add this high mineral seasoning to any meal where you would normally use salt
Use in soups, stews, salads, pasta, or sprinkle on sandwiches!
Sesame Seeds: Incredibly rich in calcium, iron, manganese, zinc, magnesium, selenium. Many of these minerals play a vital role in bone mineralization, red blood cell production, enzyme synthesis, hormone production, as well as regulation of cardiac and skeletal muscle activities.
Hemp Seeds: Contains a balanced ratio of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids, proteins, vitamin A, E, and many B vitamins. It is also rich in sodium, calcium, dietary fiber and iron.
Chia Seeds: A rich source of minerals, antioxidants and fiber. Chia seeds contain all nine amino acids in proper ratios, making them a complete protein.
Flax Seeds: High in anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids and contains both soluble and insoluble fiber.
Kelp Flakes: Contains 46 minerals, 16 amino acids and 11 different vitamins. It is also an excellent source of iodine which helps support thyroid health. Kelp is a natural source of sodium, which gives this seasoning a slightly salty flavour but with the added benefits of additional minerals.