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Sesame seeds are tiny, flat oval shaped seeds with a nutty taste and a subtle crunch. They come in different colors, including white, yellow, black and brown. They are used in bagels, breads, cookies, salads, and snacks and are commonly incorporated in many Asian and Middle Eastern dishes. Sesame oil and tahini (sesame paste) are examples of other uses of sesame seed. They can be consumed raw, dried or roasted.

Sesame seeds are small but they hold incredible nutrition and healing power. They are packed with antioxidants and are rich in vitamins and minerals, such as copper, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, zinc, omega 6, calcium, selenium and vitamin B1, providing a wide range of health benefits:

  • Sesame seeds offer a great source of high quality protein as they are made of 20% protein;
  • Natural anti-inflammatory qualities help chronic diseases (e.g., rheumatoid arthritis);
  • The antioxidants in sesame seeds detoxify the skin, heal sunburn, combat premature aging, promote glowing skin and may help prevent skin cancer;
  • Its antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties help treat hair and scalp infections, irritations and other issues like head lice, dandruff and hair loss;
  • The iron in the seeds help address fatigue and anemia;
  • Copper promotes nerve, bone and metabolic health;
  • The healthy fats in sesame seeds reduce cravings and stimulate fat-burning action;
  • Its fat contact also facilitate nutrient absorption in the body, like vitamin A, D and E;
  • Sesame seeds seem promising in anti-cancer effects;
  • Sesame oil helps improve blood pressure;
  • The fibre (lignans) in sesame seeds are known for their cholesterol lowering properties;
  • Ingredients in sesame seeds (magnesium, tryptophan and thiamin) help regulate nerve functioning and transmission, improving pain,mood and sleep;
  • Sesame seeds support good digestion, colon health and removal of waste.



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