Food Chem. 2022 Sep 13;402:134220. doi: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2022.134220. Online ahead of print.
Lifestyle-related diseases are caused by people’s daily routines and can result in several health problems, including severe non-communicable diseases with potentially life-threatening implications. These diseases can be avoided by changing one’s lifestyle behaviors, such as eating proper nutrition, being stress-free, and indulging in physical activity. Considering seeds an integral part of the diet is a commendable step towards enhancing nutrition and health. The present paper outlines the nutritive & pro-health features of the five most popular edible seeds, namely Chia (Salvia hispanica L), Hemp (Cannabis sativa), Pumpkin (Cucurbita), Sunflower (Helianthus annuus), and Safflower (Carthamus tinctorius), with a focus on their approach to improving food product attributes as well as their status in lifestyle-related disorders. This review also addresses the rate of growth, sensitivities, obstacles to excellence, and prospects of edible seeds. To the best of our knowledge, there are very few review articles on the commercial usage of edible seeds in the formulation of a wide range of food products. The present review hereby incorporates the data of the last five years from 2016 to 2021 for study as well as analysis.