Fights free radicals
May reduce cholesterol
Serving size: 1 tbsp; Calories: 52; Fat: 4.5g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 1mg; Carbs: 2.1g; Fiber:1g; Sugars: 0g; Protein: 1.6g; Potassium: 1%DV; Vitamin A: 0%DV; Vitamin C: 0%DV; Calcium: 8%DV; Iron: 7%DV
Did You Know?
- Among all the nuts and seeds commonly eaten across the world, sesame seeds have been found to contain the highest amount of phytosterols, which are known to lower bad cholesterol.
- Sesame seed oil is known to reduce hypertension and ease stress.
- In India, sesame seeds are employed in sacred rituals, they are a symbol of immortality.
Ways to Eat:
- In a salad
- On baked goods
- As tahini
- In stir fry
- Last year alone, the United States imported more than 102 million pounds of sesame seeds
- Rich in calcium, vitamins B and E, iron, and zinc, sesame is high in protein and contains no cholesterol
- Sesame is thought to be one of the oldest spices known to man and is likely the first crop grown for its edible oil