Sesame Seeds are packed with zinc, manganese, calcium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin B1 and B2, monosaturated fats and dietary fibre. They contain lignans – sesamin and sesamolin – which ease the body from hypertension, rhematod arthritis and high cholesterol. In addition, it also aids digestion and blood circulation.
Sesame seed is a widely used condiment usually found on top of burger buns. Coming from the Sesamum Indicum plant mostly found in Africa and Asia, its oil serves a useful purpose in both cooking and medical treatments.
Research suggests that patients who are allergic to nuts may also experience adverse reactions when consuming sesame seeds. Hence, one must consume with caution.
Brown Sesame Seeds: When added to buns, bread and other baked goods, Brown Sesame Seeds give a crispy texture. Due to its milder flavour compared to black sesame, it is usually added in curry sauce, chutneys and even rice!
Some recipes to try:
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