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Black Seed

Also increasingly used in home cooking. Useful gel from soaked seeds is a food thickener to replace fat, increase fibre whilst reducing calories. Useful in salad dressings, yoghurt, dips and spreads. Does not effect the natural taste and flavours.

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Salvia rhyacophila

Annual to 1.5m. Tremendous energy food, benefits health and vitality. Leaves as salad or tea. Seeds rich in minerals, vitamins A, Bs, D; 30% protein. Seeds soaked in water is excellent thirst quencher. Natural enzyme acts as catalyst for protein. Regarded as a survival food. Useful forage plant. Use as sprouts in salad. Sow spring, summer. 120 days.

1100 seeds per gram
Seed Sowing
Plant space cm:30-45
Row space cm:80-90
Depth cm:0.3-0.5
Best soil temp:18-25 °C
Sow after frost:Yes
Other Info
Number of seeds per gram:1100
Average days to maturity:110
Seed savers needed
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Sprout & Eat
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