Assyrian legend tells of gods who drank sesame wine one night and created the earth the following day. Impressive, no? Tahini is vegan-friendly, dairy free, gluten free, full of flavor, and exceptionally nutritious. Below you can learn more about the nutritional benefits of sesame seeds. Other questions about our products? Check the frequently asked questions!
The scientific name for sesame seeds. These seeds may be tiny, but they are worth their weight in nutrient-rich gold! Historically, the seeds were one of the first oil producing crops, valued for their high resistance to rancidity.
Sesame seeds have the highest percentage of phytosterols compared to other nuts and seeds. Phytosterols are plant compounds known to help reduce cholesterol.
Sesame seeds are rich in copper, which is a trace mineral known to be important in a number of anti- inflammatory and antioxidant enzyme systems. For example, it has been effective in helping reduce some of the pain and swelling of rheumatoid arthritis.
Did you know that there is more iron in a cup of sesame seeds than in the same cup of cooked broccoli?
Sesame seeds are a good source of calcium, which helps prevent osteoporosis and migraines. Next time you are about to spread cream cheese over your bagel, think about replacing it with tahini: A dairy-free option with seven times the amount of calcium!
Full of Protein
Sesame seeds are packed with protein, making up 20% of the seed (or 4.7 grams of protein per ounce). Did you know that the protein in a cup of sesame seeds is three times what you will find in a cup of tofu?
The high zinc and copper content in sesame seeds helps to produce collagen, giving your skin more elasticity and helping to repair damaged body tissue.
Sesame seeds are packed with minerals and nutrients, including copper, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin B1, zinc, molybdenum, selenium, and dietary fiber. This rich assortment of minerals translates into a number of health benefits.
Exceptionally High Concentration of Nutrients
Nutrients in Sesame Seeds 0.25 cup (36.00 grams)