May 29

Nutrition Focus – Sesame Seeds

Nutrition Focus – Sesame Seeds

Richard East

Health Facts – Sesame Seeds

Sesame seeds: Sesame seeds are a good source of several nutrients crucial for your immune system, including zinc, selenium, copper, iron, vitamin B6, and vitamin E. Keep in mind that even mild to moderate zinc deficiency can impair immune system activity.

Sesame seeds are tiny, oil-rich seeds that grow in pods on the Sesamum indicum plant. 

Unhulled seeds have the outer, edible husk intact, while hulled seeds come without the husk.

The hull gives the seeds a golden-brown hue. Hulled seeds have an off-white color but turn brown when roasted. 

Sesame seeds have many potential health benefits and have been used in folk medicine for thousands of years. They may protect against heart disease, diabetes, and arthritis.

However, you may need to eat significant amounts — a small handful per day — to gain health benefits.

Sesame seeds are a good source of healthy fats, protein, B vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants, and other beneficial plant compounds.

Regularly eating substantial portions of these seeds — not just an occasional sprinkling on a burger bun — may aid blood sugar control, combat arthritis pain, and lower cholesterol.

To optimize your nutrient intake, you can eat sesame seeds soaked, roasted, or sprouted.

Here is a recipe that includes Sesame Seeds below.

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