Our crunchy and delicious sesame seeds are raw, organic, and perfect for sprinkling on to steamed vegetables, adding to cereals or yogurt, or including in your favourite baking recipes.
Sesame seeds are contain high levels of protein, fiber, lignans and various vitamins and minerals. They also contain antioxidants called sesamin and sesamolin that help combat free radicals in the body.
Nutritional Information & Health Benefits
Here are some of their nutritional highlights of sesame seeds:
- Contain unique antioxidants called sesamin and sesamolin
- Good source of Niacin and folic acid (B-complex vitamins)
- Rich source of monounsaturated fats (oleic acid)
- High in protein and amino acids
- Excellent source of trace minerals, most notably copper and magnesium
- Contain phytosterols, which may help improve blood cholesterol levels
From The World's Healthiest Foods website:
"Not only are sesame seeds a very good source of manganese and copper, but they are also a good source of calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin B1, zinc and dietary fiber. In addition to these important nutrients, sesame seeds contain two unique substances: sesamin and sesamolin. Both of these substances belong to a group of special beneficial fibers called lignans, and have been shown to have a cholesterol-lowering effect in humans, and to prevent high blood pressure and increase vitamin E supplies in animals. Sesamin has also been found to protect the liver from oxidative damage."
Sesame seeds contain the following nutrients (% Daily Value) per 2 tablespoon serving:
They contain 104 calories, comprised of 2.1 grams of carbohydrates, 3.2 grams of protein, 9 grams of fat, and 1.7 grams of fiber.
Interesting Facts About Sesame Seeds
- Have been used for medicinal purposes since 3000 B.C.
- Are considered good luck in Africa
- Have the highest oil content of any seeds
- Nearly 4 million metric tonnes are harvested annually
- Can be white, black, red, tan, golden, and gray in colour
Storage Tips for Maximum Shelf Life
Sesame seeds should be stored in an air-tight container in a cool, dry place. They will maintain their freshness for 3 months in the pantry, 6 months in the refrigerator, and 12 months or more in the freezer.
How to Enjoy
Here are a few ways to enjoy sesame seeds:
- Add to stir-fried vegetable dishes
- Sprinkle on salads, or steamed vegetables
- Grind in to sesame paste (tahini) and spread on bread, crackers etc.
- Add in to batter of baked goods
|Ingredients||Certified organic raw sesame seeds (hulled)|
|Allergens||Sesame seeds, may contain traces of tree nuts, peanuts.|
|Country of Origin||India|