Black sesame seeds are matte black flat, tear-shaped tiny seeds.
Their flavor and aroma is more intense than other colored sesame seeds.
Chinese herbal medicine has used these seeds for eons in their nutritional and therapeutic properties.
These small seeds are packed with nutrients.
They are rich in vitamin B and E and thiamine.
They contain minerals like copper, manganese, selenium, molybdenum, zinc, iron, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, and tryptophan.
Black sesame seeds are considered one of the best anti-aging foods. Not only does black sesame nourish the scalp and stimulate hair growth, but it also promotes melanocyte activity to produce melanin – the substance that produces hair and skin pigment.
Sesame oil showed promise in reducing high cholesterol and inflammation, lowering the risk of atherosclerosis, and decreasing the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Adding to cereals, granolas, salad, rice, and noodles
Grinding into a paste for black tahini
Sprinkling over salads, bagels, sushi rolls, furikake