Sesame Seeds – Big nutrition in a small package

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 flavor 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, phosphorus 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)

Nutrients Proportions
Carbohydrates 26 g
Proteins 16.9 g
Fats 47 g
Dietary fiber 16.9 g
Calcium 130 mg
Iron 7.76 mg
Magnesium 343 mg
Phosphorus 775 mg
Potassium 404 mg
Sodium 38 mg
Copper 7.75 mg
Zinc 10 mg
Vitamin E 40 mg
Vitamin B1 1.48 mg
Vitamin K 30 mcg

Written by MedPlus