THE Sesame seeds they constitute a primary source of vital factors for health… .. a sort of vitamin and mineral pill rich in beneficial properties: it contains calcium, phosphorus, linoleic and linolenic acid, vitamins B, E, T and D, histamine. They can be used as a condiment, to enrich salads, for breakfast, or for the preparation of excellent dishes and snacks.
Sesame seeds, property
THE Sesame seeds represent a significant source of calcium: 100 grams of seeds sesame contain between 800 and 1000 milligrams of calcium. They also contain about 470 mg of phosphorus, 815 mg of magnesium and 20.1 mg of iron, as well as 18.7% protein. According to experts, sesame seeds help reduce LDL cholesterol levels in the blood and increase the presence of "good" HDL cholesterol.
Antioxidant and anticancer properties have also been credited: they would inhibit the development of colon cancer, thanks to their phytic acid content.
Sesame seeds, use in the kitchen and daily consumption
THE Sesame seeds they can enrich baked goods, from bread to cakes, they can be added to salads, to breakfast cereals. They can also be used in the preparation of breading and for gratinating vegetables, as well as for dressing soups, pasta or rice dishes.
It should be noted that in order to assimilate the Sesame seeds you have to grind them: if they are ingested whole and toasted they can become tastier but lose most of their beneficial properties. If used raw cold and ground they become entirely assimilable. Basically it is preferable to crush them in a mortar every time you need to use them since the roasting denatures the precious omega-3 fatty acids.
Recommended daily consumption: 1/2 to 1 tablespoon. It is advisable to supplement with other seeds or dried fruit during the day, at least for a total of 2 tablespoons of seeds (alternatively 1 tablespoon of seeds + 30 g of dried fruit). Before consuming them it is good to consult your doctor.
Sesame seeds, where to find them
THE Sesame seeds it is advisable to buy them from a herbalist's shop or an organic food store, even if they are found in supermarkets, to be sure that they are completely pure, pesticide-free and naturally preserved food. The dried seeds are kept in a dry place in paper or canvas bags.
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