Sesame is rich in…
- Monounsaturated fatty acids
- Phenolic antioxidants (sesamin and sesamolin)
- B Vitamins
- Calcium, iron, manganese, zinc, magnesium, selenium and copper
- Boost cardiovascular health
- Protect against Diabetes Type II
- Protect against cancer
- Fight constipation
- Help regulate blood pressure
- Promote skin health
Nutrition analysis shows that 100 g sesame contain 578 calories, 17.7 g protein, 23.3 g carbohydrates, 50 g fat (6.6 g saturated, 18.8 g and 22.2 g monounsaturated polyunsaturated) and 12.2 grams of fibre.
How to eat
You can eat sesame seeds…
- Adding yogurt, salads, in smoothies and cereal bars at home.
- Making sesame milk, which is richer in calcium than cow milk.
- Making paste (tahini type) – grinding sesame seeds in a blender, sesame oil, honey and salt.
- Adding those to the preparation of bakery products (bread, pies, cakes, cookies).