Sesame Seeds

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This is where you get your calcium!

  • Sesame sprouts maintain excellent hair, teeth, and bone. They are high in energy and contain an abundance of minerals, antioxidants and vitamins that are essential for wellness.
  • Sesame sprouts are 25% high quality protein and are especially rich in methionine and tryptophan (amino acids often lacking in many plant proteins). Just one ounce of seeds contain approximately 6 grams of protein and 3.7 grams of fiber. However, like all sprouts, when toasted their nutritional value and protein decreases- this is why we provide you with organic seeds to sprout and to eat raw, thus benefiting from a full spectrum of nutrients.
  • Not only are sesame seeds a very good source of manganese and copper, but they are also an incredible source of calcium, magnesium, iron, selenium, phosphorus and zinc. The concentrated minerals in sesame seeds have a vital role in bone mineralization, red blood cell production, enzyme synthesis, hormone production as well as regulation of cardiac and skeletal muscle activities.
  • Consuming just 50 grams of sesame seeds per day provides you with all the iron your body needs.
  • Studies have shown that sesame seeds are effective against inflammation and pain in rheumatoid arthritis, and asthma attacks.
  • Just a quarter-cup of sesame seeds supplies 74.0% of the daily value for copper (providing relief for rheumatoid arthritis), 31.6% of the DV for magnesium (supporting vascular and respiratory health), and 35.1% of the DV for calcium. Sesame seeds are also high in healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats.
  • 100g of sesame contains about 25% of recommended daily intake of folate (folic acid). Niacin is another B-complex vitamin found abundantly in sesame along with thiamine (vitamin B1). About 4.5 mg or 28% of daily required levels of niacin is provided by just 100g of seeds.
  • In addition to these important nutrients, sesame seeds contain two unique substances: sesamin and sesamolin. Both of these substances belong to a group of special beneficial fibers called lignans, and have been shown to have a cholesterol-lowering effect in humans, and to prevent high blood pressure and increase vitamin E supplies in animals. Sesamin has also been found to protect the liver from oxidative damage.

These sprouts grow at an incredible rate and a quarter cup of seeds will expand in two days to fill an entire litre jar. Sesame seeds add a nutty taste and a delicate, almost invisible, crunch to many Asian dishes. They are also the main ingredients in tahini (sesame seed paste) and we use them, along with our sprouted chick peas, to make delicious raw hummus.

 

 

Nutritional info:

Vitamins B, C and E
Niacin, Thiamine,
Calcium, Zinc, Manganese, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus,
Fiber,
Phytochemicals,
Amino Acids
Protein: 13%

Traditionally Used for:

  • Heart health
  • Blood pressure
  • Hair, bones, teeth
  • Osteoporosis
  • Cholesterol
  • Arthritis
  • Weight loss
  • Asthma
  • Energy & athletic performance
  • Migraine
  • Menopause (restoring normal sleep patterns)
  • PMS symptoms
  • General health & longevity
  • Liver
  • Detox

 

Sesame Seed Recipes

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