ANISE SEEDS HEALTH BENEFITS AND MINERALS

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ANISE SEEDS

Health benefits:

1.  Exotic anise spice contains some of the important plants derived chemical compounds that are known to have been anti-oxidant, disease preventing, and health promoting properties.

2.  The chief component that gives the characteristic sweet, aromatic flavor to anise is anethole, the essential volatile oil present in the seeds. Other important compounds found in these seeds include estragol, p-anisaldehyde, anise alcohol, acetophenone, pinene and limonene.

3.  Anise seed oil obtained from extraction of the seeds is found application in many traditional medicines as stomachic, anti-septic, anti-spasmodic, carminative, digestive, expectorant, stimulant and tonic.

4.  The seeds are an excellent source of many essential B-complex vitamins such as pyridoxine, niacin, riboflavin, and thiamin. Pyridoxine (vitamin B-6) helps increase GABA neuro-chemical levels in the brain.

5.  The spicy seeds are the great source of minerals like calcium, iron, copper, potassium, manganese, zinc and magnesium. 100 g dry seeds contain 36.96 mg or 462% daily required levels of iron. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps control heart rate and blood pressure.

6.  Copper is a cofactor for many vital enzymes, including cytochrome C-oxidase and superoxide dismutase (other minerals function as cofactors for this enzyme are manganese and zinc). Copper is also required in the production of red blood cells.

7.  The spice also contains good amounts of anti-oxidant vitamins such as vitamin-C and vitamin-A.

Minerals:

Nutritive value per 100 grams

PRINCIPLE

NUTRIENT VALUE

PERCENTAGE OF RDA

Energy

337 Kcal

17%

Carbohydrates

50.02 g

38%

Protein

17.60 g

31%

Total Fat

79%

15.90 g

Cholesterol

0 mg

0%

Dietary Fiber

14.6 g

38%

VITAMINS

Folates

10 µg

2.5%

Niacin

3.060 mg

19%

Pantothenic acid

0.797 mg

16%

Pyridoxine

0.650 mg

50%

Riboflavin

0.290 mg

22%

Thiamin

0.340 mg

28%

Vitamin A

311 IU

10.5%

Vitamin C

21 mg

35%

ELECTROLYTES

Sodium

16 mg

1%

Potassium

1441 mg

31%

MINERALS

Calcium

646 mg

65%

Copper

0.910 mg

101%

Iron

36.96 mg

462%

Magnesium

170 mg

42.5%

Manganese

2.300 mg

100%

Phosphorus

440 mg

63%

Selenium

5.0 mg

9%

Zinc

5.30 mg

48%

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