Sesame seeds are one of the oldest cultivated plants in the world. While they are beginning to regain favor due to their exceptionally high calcium and magnesium content, few realize they are also one of the most potent medicinal foods still commonly consumed today.
The many health benefits of sesame seeds are due to its their high nutritional content; including vitamins, minerals, natural oils, and organic compounds which consist of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, manganese, copper, zinc, fiber, thiamin, vitamin B6, folate, protein, and tryptophan.
How to take include them to your healthy diet?
• Add sesame seeds into bread, muffin or cookie batter. • Sesame seeds add a great touch to steamed broccoli, add an additional zest by drizzling it with lemon juice. • Spread tahini (sesame paste) on toasted bread and either drizzle with honey for a sweet treat, or combine with miso for a savory snack. • Combine toasted sesame seeds with rice vinegar, soy sauce, and crushed garlic and use as a dressing for salads, vegetables, and noodles. • Sauté fish or tofu with sesame seeds, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, and your favorite vegetables for a healthy, but quick, Asian-inspired dinner.
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