This tiny seed is packed with anti-inflammatory plant based Linoleic (Essential Omega-6 Fatty acid) and other unsaturated fatty acids . Authentic Iranian Tokhme Shrabati is not Chia seed. These little magic bullets contain an abundance of Iron and flavanoids. So they are great for skin/hair/nail and immune response. More recently this magical seed has gained huge popularity for its ability to help "weight loss". These seeds Make a delicious and refreshing Sharbat-e Tokhme Sharbati for those warm days! Try out this recipe!
1-2 teaspoons Tokhme Sharbati
2 cups cold water
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon rose water
A couple drops of fresh squeezed lime or lemon juice
Stir the sugar in 1/2 cup of warm water until fully dissolved or use a couple of tablespoons of the sugar syrup. Combine the seeds, water and the dissolved sugar, refrigerate for at least 2 hours for the seeds to plump up. Just add the rosewater and a few drops of lime juice. The drink is best served cold. You can always substitute sugar for honey. Enjoy!