Sabja seeds, also called tukmaria or basil seeds, are black seeds that look a lot like chia seeds and offer immense health benefits. They are native to India but different from the holy basil- also called Tulsi. Sabja seeds are rich in protein, essential fats, carbs, and are packed with fiber. Surprisingly, they contain no calories.Sabja seeds are very hard and you cannot consume them raw. They are best consumed after soaking in water, which makes them more gelatinous. Sabja seeds typically come from sweet basil, Ocimum basilicum, which we commonly use as seasoning. As they come from the sweet basil plant, they are commonly referred to as sweet basil seeds.The benefits of sabja seeds in Ayurveda have been known for a while. It is only in the recent past that we have recognized their benefits. Which helps in many things such as helps in weight loss,control blood sugar levels, reduce anxiety and stress.