Black Sesame seeds are seeds full of magical benefits to the body! Used traditionally in China, the black variant of Sesame Seeds are making waves across the globe owing to the health benefits their consumption yields!
Nutrition & Health Benefits
Like all Sesame Seeds, Black Sesame Seeds are rich in a multitude of vitamins and minerals like copper, manganese, calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, phosphorus, vitamin B1, amino acids, selenium, and dietary fiber . To add icing to the cake, they are high in antioxidants namely sesamin, sesamolin, and sesamol.
These nutrients help regulate blood pressure and lactation, help reduce constipation, indigestion, cholesterol, put up fight against cancer, and promote healthy heart, skin and bones. Black Sesame Seeds are also helpful in case of graying hair.
Savouring Black Sesame Seeds
Black Sesame seeds have a strong aroma and a rich flavor, and hence are good to be used in marinades. Add these nutritious seeds to your cereals, cornflakes, flour, sandwiches or just about anything. A unique recipe that includes all the benefits of the Black Sesame Seeds is the Black Sesame Soup. Sprout them and make a tasty salad adding cucumber, bell peppers etc. If in no mood to prepare anything, just mix them with a spoonful of honey and savour the sweet and nutty tastes!
Toast your seeds for about 2 seconds till they start crackling to bring out their full flavor.
Store in airtight containers, preferably with no exposure to light, or else they might turn rancid