Black Sesame Seed
- Seeds & Lentils
Black sesame seeds symbolize luck and fertility. They provide a unique flavor and crunchy texture. Sesame seeds are light beige with a mild, nutty flavor, whereas Black sesame seeds are darker, have a richer, earthier flavor, and higher antioxidant content. They are commonly used in Asian cuisine and desserts.
Black sesame seeds have long been valued in traditional medicine for their health benefits. They are rich in nutrients, including protein, healthy fats, fiber, vitamins (B, E), and minerals (calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc). With potent antioxidants like sesamin and sesamolin, they combat oxidative stress and reduce the risk of chronic diseases. Sesamin also supports heart health by lowering blood pressure and cholesterol. Furthermore, their calcium content promotes strong bones, guarding against osteoporosis. Incorporating black sesame seeds into your diet can contribute to overall well-being and provide these potential health advantages.
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