Sesame is the main ingredient of tahini
Sesame is used in medicine, cosmetics and cooking thanks to its rich nutritional value. Sesame seeds can be white, red, brown or black, the most common in kitchens are white and black. Sesame seeds give dishes a specific aroma and nutty flavor. It is the main ingredient of tahini – sesame paste added, among others, for humus and halva. Sesamol, sesaminol and sesame, the natural antioxidants contained in grains, make sesame extremely resistant to rancidity.
The seeds are rich in fat and are used to make sesame oil. Sesame seeds are a treasury of calcium that strengthens bones. It is a rich source of antioxidants and phytosterols that are essential for the proper functioning of the heart.
Sesame seeds contain vitamins A, group B (B1, B2, B3, B6 and B9), E and minerals: zinc, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, copper, potassium, sodium, calcium and iron.
The richness of minerals in the seeds makes it a great addition to your diet and has many health benefits. Its high copper content gives sesame its pain and swelling reducing properties. In addition, it plays an important role in combining collagen and elastin. Sesame has properties supporting both the respiratory and circulatory systems.
Ingredients: white sesame seeds
Nutritional value of sesame per 100g
Energy value 2710kJ / 656kcal – 33% RWS *
Fat 60g – 86%
including saturated fatty acids 6.7 g – 34%
Carbohydrates 2,1 g – 1%
including sugars 1.6g – 2%
Protein 23g – 46%
Fiber 7.9 g
Salt 0.03g – 1%
* RWS – Reference Food Value
Sesame is used to prepare tahini paste – sesame paste added, among others for humus and halva. You can sprinkle them on salads and sandwiches, add them to smoothies, pastries and main courses, or use them for breading meat and fish. They are perfect for salad dressings. They can be pre-roasted (ground or soaked) to bring out their deep aroma and improve their digestibility.
Recipe for healthy sesame seeds.
Ingredients: 100g sesame, 2 tablespoons of honey. Execution: fry the sesame seeds in a pan, heat the honey in a saucepan. Combine the ingredients until you get a homogeneous mass. Put the mass on paper, cover with the second sheet and roll it. We take off the paper and cut it into small squares.
Store in a dry, cool place.
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