Sesame seeds are derived from a plant of the Sesamum genus and bear the scientific name of Sesamum indicum.
Sesame seeds are one of the most ancient foods on earth to be grown primarily for their seeds (pods) and oils rather than for their leaves, fruit or vegetables.
It has been used for more than 3500 years to flavor foods, provide essential fats and enhance skin health.
The sesame plant is extremely resilient and grows in places where many other crops fail, which is why it was so heavily relied on throughout the ages.
Sesame Seeds Nutrition Facts
Sesame seeds are an excellent source of copper and a very good source of manganese. They are also a good source of calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin B1,B6 Thiamin Folate and Niacin, zinc, molybdenum, selenium, and dietary fiber, proteins and carbohydrates.
Health benefits of Sesame seeds:
It reduces cholesterol effect in humans, and prevents high blood pressure.
It helps to increase vitamin E supplies in animals.
It protects the liver from oxidative damage.
It prevents and controls the diabetes.
It reduces the risks of cancer.
It helps to improve and support of bone health.
It is a strong anti-inflammatory agent.
It facilitates and improves colon health, digestion and preventing constipation.
It boosts oral health cellular growth and metabolic function.
It helps to reduce cardiovascular diseases and hypertension;
It reduces signs of premature aging and strengthening muscle tissue and hair
It is very beneficial in protecting DNA from harmful effects of radiation either from accidental or natural sources or caused by chemotherapy or radiotherapy.
Caution: Excessive consumption may cause irritation in stomach and colon.