Most people enjoy eating seeds in one form or another. In America, sunflower seeds have become a staple snack food for hot summer days. In the Philippines, the seed consumption is a little different than it is here in America. Since seed snacks do not spoil, these foods are perfect to ship from the Philippines and eat on a daily basis. Here are a few fun seeds you can plant in your diet when you want a taste of Filipino foods in America.
In America, most people spit out watermelon seeds and focus on eating the fruit. These seeds are actually great sources of nutrients, and they offer a healthy snacking solution for the whole family. One bag of these seeds will last as long as you need it to, but you can always buy another when you start to run out of seeds.
Broad beans are used in many Hispanic and Asian cuisines, and they offer a unique flavor that you cannot find in America. The most common version of this seed is the fried broad bean, but there are other varieties that you can try. You should be warned that these seeds can be addicting though, so be ready to enjoy this healthy snack over and over again.
Pumpkin seeds are great Filipino foods for health nuts out there that like the taste of pumpkin products. A pumpkin seed has the same cinnamon-type flavor to it that you may find in pumpkin pie or pumpkin bread, but it also has a nice crunch to it like you would expect from a seed. You can get full on a pumpkin seed snack pretty easily, so all you need is one little bag of this to get started.
Take a look at some of the Filipino seed snacks we offer on the site and see if any of them spark your interest. You can always mix some of them together to create your own Filipino trail mix if you want to. They should pair well with dried fruits and chocolate candies, so you can get creative in the dish you put together. See if you can work these seeds into some Filipino recipes, and you will have a totally new flavor to test out at home.