Did you know that seeds are higher in protein than nuts? Seeds have many additional nutrients that make them a wonderful food.
Flax seeds have omega-3 fatty acids which are essential for good health, but they are also rich in anticancer lignans, and their mucilage lubricates and eases bowel movements. Flax seeds and sesame seeds contain more lignans than any other food.
Sunflower seeds are rich in vitamin E, selenium, iron, and other minerals. Sunflower seeds have 22% of calories from protein and are rich in amino acid tryptophan. Sunflower seeds are a healthy way for vegetarians, vegans, flexitarians (near-vegan), and nutritarians to make sure that they get sufficient protein.
Pumpkin seeds are a good source of omega-3s, are high in phytochemicals, and are rich in zinc, calcium, and iron.
Sesame seeds have the highest level of calcium of any food in the world. They have highly absorbable full spectrum of various vitamin E fractions, but they increase the bioactivity of vitamin E in the body.
Info from Dr. Joel Fuhrman book, Super Immunity.