In winters, we don't usually take lot of fluids as against summers and hence the consumption of basil seeds is low. However, the benefits of basil seeds can be enjoyed in all seasons. Additionally, basil seeds could be an important source of iron and calcium for people who don't eat meat or dairy products. Just 1 tablespoon (0.5 ounces or 13 grams) of basil seeds is a good source of *iron, calcium, and magnesium* — which could help fill important shortfalls in your diet.