Sesame seeds are considered as the ‘Queen of Oilseeds’ and are a rich source of antioxidants.
Ancient Chinese literature describes sesame as a good food having various physiological effects, especially by providing energy, a tranquil mind frame and preventing aging when eaten over a long period.
Sesame seeds are rich in protein, vitamins and minerals.
They are commonly added to certain foods to provide a nutty flavor and crunchy texture.
Sesame seeds have antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties which are beneficial for cardiovascular health.
These seeds have monounsaturated fatty acids, which not only lower bad cholesterol but also increase the level of good cholesterol
Roasted Sesame seeds can be used as a topping in baked foods such as bread, biscuits and crackers.
The nutty taste enhances hamburger buns, popcorn, sushi rolls, crackers, bread, cookies, granola etc.
Grind it into a sesame seed paste to make tahini, which can be mixed with garbanzo beans, lemon juice, garlic and olive oil to create incredible homemade hummus.
These seeds can also be toasted to intensify their flavor and taste excellent in salad dressings and ice cream.