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Sesame Seeds – per gram

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Sesame Seeds
Sesamum indicum

 

Composition of Sesame Seeds

Not only are Sesame seeds an excellent source of copper and a very good source of manganese, but they are also a good source of calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin B1, zinc, molybdenum, selenium, and dietary fiber. In addition to these important nutrients, sesame seeds contain two unique substances: sesamin and sesamolin. Both of these substances belong to a group of special beneficial fibers called lignans, and have been shown to have a cholesterol-lowering effect in humans, and to prevent high blood pressure and increase vitamin E supplies in animals. Sesamin has also been found to protect the liver from oxidative damage.

 

Health benefits of Sesame Seeds


Ladies Ailments

Sesame seed help to restore  normal sleep patterns in women who are experiencing unpleasant symptoms associated with menopause.
They help to prevent the bone loss that can occur as a result of menopause or certain conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis.
 PMS symptoms during the luteal phase (the second half) of the menstrual cycle can be reduced.  Sesame seeds provide four nutrients that support your immune system.  Copper, zinc, iron and selenium work by aiding the production of antioxidants and antibodies to support the immune system. Antioxidants are one of the most important components to having healthy fertility that every couple needs to focus on.
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Arthritis and Gout
Copper is known for its use in reducing some of the pain and swelling of rheumatoid arthritis. Copper’s effectiveness is due to the fact that this trace mineral is important in a number of antiinflammatory and antioxidant enzyme systems. In addition, copper plays an important role in the activity of lysyl oxidase, an enzyme needed for the cross-linking of collagen and elastin—the ground substances that provide structure, strength and elasticity in blood vessels, bones and joints.
Another reason for older men to make zinc-rich foods such as sesame seeds a regular part of their healthy way of eating is bone mineral density. Although osteoporosis is often thought to be a disease for which postmenopausal women are at highest risk, it is also a potential problem for older men.
In addition to promoting healthy skin, zinc has also been shown to boost bone mineral density and bone health as a whole.
A mineral that is important for anti-inflammatory and antioxidant enzyme systems, copper is known for reducing pain and swelling associated with arthritis. Additionally, this mineral helps provide strength to blood vessels, bones, and joints.
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Cancer
Not only do sesame seeds contain an anti-cancer compound called phytate, but the magnesium in sesame seeds also harness anti-cancer properties.
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Digestion
Sesame is crop that is grown for the oil in its seed. Compared to similar crops, such as peanuts, soybean, and grapeseed, the seeds of sesame are believed to have the most oil. Sesame seeds are also rich sources of protein, vitamins, and antioxidants.
People take sesame by mouth for Alzheimer’s disease, anemia, arthritis, heart disease prevention, cataracts, constipation, high cholesterol, infertility in men, menopause, osteoporosis, pain, stomach ulcers, stomach cancer, stroke, and weight loss.
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Liver function
Sesame seeds are one of the most powerful healing foods on the planet. Hepatotoxicity is liver damage caused by chemicals. It’s a significant problem related to pharmaceutical use since the liver’s job is to clear chemicals from the body. That makes the liver particularly susceptible to injury from drug use. Sesamin also protects against liver damage from alcohol and drug use.
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Hair Care
Sesame seeds are a good source of hair nourishing vitamins and minerals such as copper, manganese, calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, phosphorus, vitamin B1, amino acids, selenium, melanin, and dietary fiber. Plus, these tiny seeds also contain natural antioxidants – sesamin, sesamolin, and sesamol. Sesame seeds contain essential fatty acids such as omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9 which promote hair growth. Sesame seed oil stimulates hair growth by nourishing, conditioning, and promoting a healthy scalp.
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History of Sesame Seeds
Sesame seeds may be the oldest condiment known to man. They are highly valued for their oil which is exceptionally resistant to rancidity. “Open sesame”—the famous phrase from the Arabian Nights—reflects the distinguishing feature of the sesame seed pod, which bursts open when it reaches maturity. The scientific name for sesame seeds is Sesamun indicum.

 

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