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Seeds - What am i eating?

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I've got a pack of 'Natural Seed Mix' from Aldi. Very tasty. It says it has pumpkin seeds, pine nuts, sunflower seeds and a small amount of dried berries. Might be a stupid question, but are the … Read More
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2y, 3m agoPosted 2 years, 3 months ago
I've got a pack of 'Natural Seed Mix' from Aldi. Very tasty. It says it has pumpkin seeds, pine nuts, sunflower seeds and a small amount of dried berries.

Might be a stupid question, but are the seeds 'raw' or toasted or in another way prepared? Could I just buy a bag of each type of seed from a garden centre and make my own mix up?
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2y, 3m agoPosted 2 years, 3 months ago
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#1
Are you eating bird food?
#2
Most seeds and nuts can be eaten raw but there is no reason not to pick your own favs (raw or cooked) and make your own mix.
#3
AnnaMak
Are you eating bird food?

Good point. I don't think so. It says 'ideal for snacking'.
#4
Don't buy seeds from a garden centre for eating. They can be treated with fungicides, germination aids etc. There are plenty of places that sell edible one in large economical quantities.
#5
Tony68k
AnnaMak
Are you eating bird food?

Good point. I don't think so. It says 'ideal for snacking'.

It is just you mentioned buying from garden center.

I goggled the product. Basically nuts and seeds could be toasted or just raw which you can buy at a wholesaler (not garden center though as it will be for wildlife not human consumption).
Cranberries will be dried and covered with sugar, about 40% usually.
Read the back of pack for exact ingredients.
Worth having a loo at Tesco or morrisons' in World food aisle as often they do various mixes like spiced corn etc.
#6
Yeah, I read the ingredients, but it didn't say anything about how the seeds are prepared.

Good point about garden centres seeds not being suitable. I think I'll stick to supermarket options, will check out Tesco's when I'm there next.
#7
Doesn't it state on the packaging? Could be anything.............

Don't know can't help at all sorry :(

don't know what we have been eating in my home either this past while.....................

Today I am trawling through the internet in an attempt to ascertain what things are safe to buy and how to identify contaminated/fake items.

Eg I am currently unfortunately skint and have been trying my best to get the most for my hard earned pittance. So I go to places like Farmfoods and stock up on Colgate toothpaste for 59p this leaves extra money for things that I want elsewhere. The kids complain repeatedly that it tastes terrible but I have already read reviews stating that this stuff is made in the UK with labels for exporting and simply bought in bulk by companies for much less hence the cheaper price. Today they complain again and I have just found a review saying that cheap Colgate may contain mercury and is not subject to UK regulations.

I buy a DVD boxset from ebay for a tenner less than the normal price and read the reviews where none of them say it is a fake. I receive delivery but I am not sure if this is a fake and then notice that there are numerous other sellers with the same item and no-one has complained, but I think it may be fake. This is similar to an Amazon item bought a while back (pokemon ds game) which was the correct price and appeared real, a short while down the line the game malfunctions but it's too late to do anything.

I put my trust in a reputable British supermarket and then find that I now need to google before I purchase because of their inability to clearly label fresh produce. This is all highly inconvenient I ain't got the time for any of this. Today I am supposed to be doing other things but have come to the conclusion that if I want to ensure the future good health of my family that I better get informed.

Where do I start............................
#8
Seeds... Not nuts! ;)
#9
Thanks for all the comments. It seems I should be googling 'trail mix'. There's a lot of good advice and suggestions. I think it'll attempt to make my own up, then I know it's healthy and it'll probably say me a few bob too. I'm cutting out chocolate and other sugary snacks, so seeds (and nuts) are my replacement snacks.
#10
nothing nuts about it. call them up and ask them why the info isn't clearly stated on the packaging.
#11
You can look on Graze Box website for inspiration of different combinations.
#12
ceres
Don't buy seeds from a garden centre for eating. They can be treated with fungicides, germination aids etc. There are plenty of places that sell edible one in large economical quantities.
I think your getting confused I think Tony68k is referring to the bird/animal feed seeds not for growing.

Personally I wouldn't eat animal feed, the standards they are harvested, processed and stored are much lower then human food.
But I'm sure they would be perfectly edible if you really wanted to eat them.

As for toasted vs raw the best way to tell would be the pine nuts toasting them really brings out the flavour. If you can see slight charring or browning on them and they have a strong flavour then they have been toasted.

The cheapest way to buy a small amount of nuts, seeds and dried fruit is going to be your local health food shops.
Once you find the ones you like you can then start looking at bulk buying 1kg+ at a time online.
#13
joedastudd

I think your getting confused I think Tony68k is referring to the bird/animal feed seeds not for growing.

Confused about what? The OP didn't specify what type of seeds. He said GARDEN centre - you know, a garden where you grow things from seed. He may well have meant 'animal feed' but he didn't say it. So why is your assumption accurate and mine is confused? Oh, yes, perhaps because you're always right, right?
#14
ceres
joedastudd

I think your getting confused I think Tony68k is referring to the bird/animal feed seeds not for growing.

Confused about what? The OP didn't specify what type of seeds. He said GARDEN centre - you know, a garden where you grow things from seed. He may well have meant 'animal feed' but he didn't say it. So why is your assumption accurate and mine is confused? Oh, yes, perhaps because you're always right, right?
The OP mentioned sunflower and pumpkin seeds.
It would cost a hell of a lot more to buy seeds for growing from a garden centre then it would for seeds in a supermarket or health shop.
Your talking £2 for about 20 seeds, I seriously doubt someone looking at making their own mix £2 for 20 seeds as an alternative to a 65p for 100g Aldi offering.
eg sunflower seeds £3/2kg vs £1.99 for 50 seeds (B&Q stock Suttons seeds, cheapest they sell)

I can't imagine anyone walking past 500g+ bags of seeds starting at £1 only to settle on a 2 or 3g packet for £2.
#15
joedastudd
ceres
joedastudd

I think your getting confused I think Tony68k is referring to the bird/animal feed seeds not for growing.

Confused about what? The OP didn't specify what type of seeds. He said GARDEN centre - you know, a garden where you grow things from seed. He may well have meant 'animal feed' but he didn't say it. So why is your assumption accurate and mine is confused? Oh, yes, perhaps because you're always right, right?
The OP mentioned sunflower and pumpkin seeds.
It would cost a hell of a lot more to buy seeds for growing from a garden centre then it would for seeds in a supermarket or health shop.
Your talking £2 for about 20 seeds, I seriously doubt someone looking at making their own mix £2 for 20 seeds as an alternative to a 65p for 100g Aldi offering.
eg sunflower seeds £3/2kg vs £1.99 for 50 seeds (B&Q stock Suttons seeds, cheapest they sell)

I can't imagine anyone walking past 500g+ bags of seeds starting at £1 only to settle on a 2 or 3g packet for £2.

X)X)
#16
lol no he's not he's talking about seeds for wildlife in the garden :D

he's on a diet and wants to make his own snacks
this one is yum it has digestive biscuits too Your text here
#17
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/b6/83/06/b68306cc5b85e57270a5789fe94e3342.jpg Andy likes seeds
#18
Again, thanks for all the suggestions. Before the thread goes too nutty I think it'll be best to expire it. Andy for the win though :)
#19
I assumed the OP was talking about seeds for growing from the garden centre.
#20
I buy raw and heat over a pan with a drop of olive oil.

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