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Sesame Seeds

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Sesame seeds are one of the oldest oil seed. This seed is cultivated from the plant Sesame, which is a flowering plant in the genus Sesamum. It is widely cultivated in the tropical region around the world. The Major producers of Sesame seeds are Tanzania, India, Sudan, China, and Vietnam.


Sesame is cultivated for its edible seeds, which grow in pods. Sesame seeds are small and their size, forms, and colors vary with their varieties. The Sesame seeds are ovate, slightly flattened, and thinner at the eye of the seed. Seeds have contains the highest oil in any other seed. They have a rich, and nutty flavor and commonly used as ingredients in cuisines all over the world.


There are some famous varieties of sesame seeds are mentioned below:

  • White Sesame Seeds
  • Black Sesame Seeds
  • Yellow Sesame Seeds
  • Red Sesame Seeds


Sesame Seeds can be stored in an airtight container away from moisture, heat, and sunlight. They will remain fresh and vibrantly flavored for about one year.


Sesame Seeds are common ingredients in various cuisines. It is used whole in cooking for its rich, nutty flavor. They are largely used in bakery products such as bread, bread sticks, cookies, pasta, vegetables, and curry dishes. Moreover, the toasted varieties of natural sesame seeds are used in chocolate, ice cream, and some other desserts.

Health Benefits:

There are many Health’s Benefits mentioned below,

  • Reduce Hypertension
  • Prevent Cancer
  • Cure Diabetes
  • Boost Bone Health
  • Improve Digestion
  • Reduce Inflammation
  • Radiation Protection
  • Improve Oral Health
  • Boost Metabolic Function
  • Improve Skin
  • Improve Hair Health

Nutritional Value of Sesame Seeds:

Nutritional Value of Sesame seeds contain per 100gms is mentioned below:

Energy                                573 kcal

Carbohydrates                  23.4 g

Fiber         11.8 g

Fat                                       49.7 g

Protein                                17.7 g


Vitamins A                          9 IU

Thiamine (B1)                    0.79 mg

Riboflavin (B2)                   0.25 mg

Niacin (B3)                         4.52 mg

Vitamin B6                         0.79 mg

Folate (B9)                         97 ug

Vitamin C                            0 mg


Calcium                               975 mg

Iron                                      14.6 mg

Magnesium                         351 mg

Phosphorus                         629 mg

Potassium                            468 mg

Sodium                                 11 mg

Zinc                                       7.8 mg


Shape:  tiny, oval shape

Size:  3- 4 mm

Color: White to black

Taste:  Sweet and nutty

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