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Cooking with poppy seeds and sesame seeds

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  • Cooking with poppy seeds and sesame seeds

    I put both poppy seeds and sesame seeds on my flounder and salmon, then cook them. I also like some sesame seeds in my stir frys. Is it a good habit to cook with these seeds? Can the oils oxidize due to the heat? Are these two seeds even nutritionally necessary?
    Last edited by NoMoreGrains; 05-13-2010, 08:11 PM.

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    No those two seeds are completely superfluous with regards to nutrition, if you must have them for the taste, that's a different story but they're not health-promoting in significant amounts. Yes they can definitely oxidize and even if they aren't oxidized they will still convert to arachidonic acid and pro-inflammatory eicosanoids and reduce the levels of DHA in your cell membranes. Bad news. I advise to not go overboard.
    Stabbing conventional wisdom in its face.

    Anyone who wants to talk nutrition should PM me!