Sesame or till in hindi, is a herb that is mainly found in hot climates. The seeds are edible and can be used whole, broken, crushed, raw, husked, roasted, or powdered. It gives a crunchy and nutty texture and enhances the flavour of any food. It can be used in various food items as a flavoring agent.
Though small in size, it is packed with a lot of nutrients. Sesame seeds are loaded with calcium, magnesium, copper, vitamin B1, zinc, tryptophan, iron, phosphorous and dietary fiber. They are reported to have many amazing benefits and are considered good for the skin and hair. In addition, according to various sources they help in reducing blood pressure, risk of heart attacks, cholesterol, and diabetes. They are also known to promote digestive health, and bone health.
Sesame Nutritional Chart (Per 100g)
|Dietary fiber||16.9 g|
|Vitamin E||40 mg|
|Vitamin B1||1.48 mg|
|Vitamin K||30 mcg|