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      Sesame Seeds – Big nutrition in a small package

      by MedPlus Team, April 27, 2017

      Sesame or till in Hindi is a herb that is mainly found in hot climates. The seeds are edible and can be used whole, broken, crushed, raw, husked, roasted, or powdered. It gives a crunchy and nutty texture and enhances the flavor of any food. It can be used in various food items as a flavoring agent.

      Though small in size, it is packed with a lot of nutrients. Sesame seeds are loaded with calcium, magnesium, copper, vitamin B1, zinc, tryptophan, iron, phosphorus and dietary fiber. They are reported to have many amazing benefits and are considered good for the skin and hair. In addition, according to various sources, they help in reducing blood pressure, risk of heart attacks, cholesterol, and diabetes. They are also known to promote digestive health, and bone health.

      Sesame Nutritional Chart (Per 100g)

      Nutrients Proportions
      Carbohydrates 26 g
      Proteins 16.9 g
      Fats 47 g
      Dietary fiber 16.9 g
      Calcium 130 mg
      Iron 7.76 mg
      Magnesium 343 mg
      Phosphorus 775 mg
      Potassium 404 mg
      Sodium 38 mg
      Copper 7.75 mg
      Zinc 10 mg
      Vitamin E 40 mg
      Vitamin B1 1.48 mg
      Vitamin K 30 mcg

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