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Black Sesame Seeds

Black Sesame Seeds

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Seeds are packed with essential nutrients and dense in calories. Enjoy them raw, roasted or roasted and salted or in baked goods or salads.

What is it?

Black sesame seeds (Sesamum Indicum L) are similar to the more common white sesame seeds. Black sesame seeds are not hulled, brown (golden) sesame seeds retain their hulls too, and the white seeds are hulled which exposes their true seed color. Lighter colored sesame seeds are used more in the West and in the Middle East, and the black sesame seeds are more popular in Far East cuisine. White and black sesame seeds can be used together for an attractive accent to any meal. Sesame seeds are rich in vitamins and minerals and offer several health related benefits. Black sesame seeds contain about 60% more calcium than hulled sesame seeds.

What could it do for me?

Sesame seeds, an alkaline food, offer many nutritional benefits. They're an excellent source of zinc, manganese, magnesium, copper, calcium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin B1 and dietary fiber. Sesame seeds also contain lignans, called sesamin and sesamolin, which can help lower cholesterol and blood pressure.

What can I do with it?

Sesame seeds can be eaten whole, ground into sesame paste which is called Tahini or sprouted.
The whole seeds can also be used raw or roasted in muesli/granola, salads or baked goods.
The oil can be used in salads, smoothies etc and is exceptionally resistant to rancidity.

How do I store it ?

Sesame seed is best kept in an airtight container in your pantry or in the freezer where it will keep for many months.