Sesame seeds are derived from a plant of the Sesamum genus and bear the scientific name of “Sesamum Indicum". These seeds are considered the oldest oilseed crop in the world and have been cultivated for more than 3,500 years. There are many varieties of these seeds.The seeds themselves are very small, only 3-4 mm long and 2 mm wide. These seeds can be purchased either shelled or unshelled. They are commonly added to salads as an ingredient or topping for breads, biscuits, and many other products.
Health Benefit of Sesame Seeds:
1- The levels of essential minerals like zinc, calcium and phosphorus found in sesame seeds can be a major boost for your bone health and strengthening/repairing bones that may be weakened by injury or the onset of debilitating bone conditions like osteoporosis. (1,2)
2- The high content of copper in sesame seeds has a number of valuable functions, including the reduction of inflammation in joints, bones, and muscles, thereby reducing the associated pain of arthritis. (1,3)
3- One of the organic compounds in sesame seeds is called “Sesamol”, and it has been associated with protecting DNA from the harmful effects of radiation.(1,4)
4- These little seeds pack a significant amount of fiber. Fiber is an important elements in healthy digestion,This activity can reduce conditions like constipation and diarrhoea, while simultaneously protecting the health of your colon and reducing the chances of gastrointestinal diseases and cancer.(1,5)
5- Sesame seeds contain a high amount of protein. so, it’s help to boost metabolic function.(1,6)