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Make Easy Healthy Smoothie Shakes with Black Sesame Seeds from Boost Nutrients. Great for smoothie bowl ingredients also for Acai bowl or granola bowl toppings.
WHY BLACK SESAME SEEDS?
Sesame seeds are small, oval seeds that are almost flat. They have a nutty taste and a delicate crunch. They come in a variety of colours, depending upon the variety, but mainly white, yellow, black and red. Sesame seeds are the main ingredients in both tahini and halvah the Middle Eastern sweet treat.
Black Sesame seeds look great for contrast and effect in decorating your acai bowl. But we prefer to sell Black Sesame for extra health benefits. They are considered as one of the best anti-aging foods in traditional Chinese herbal medicine.
They also assess that they are better with nourishing the scalp and stimulating hair growth, because black sesame seeds can promote melanocyte activity to produce melanin. Melanin is the pigment effecting skin and hair and colouring.
So, sesame seeds are a great source of vitamins and minerals such as copper, manganese, calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, phosphorus, vitamin B1, amino acids, selenium, melanin, and dietary fibre. Plus, these unique seeds also contain natural antioxidants such as sesamolin, sesamol and sesamin. Research indicates that antioxidants present in black variation of sesame seeds can offset the effect of free radicals that damage cells. Such damage causes aging (including wrinkles, grey hair and/or hair loss).
Sesame seeds also produce high volumes of sesame oil, which is quite resistant to rancidity. It is a valuable alternative to other vegetable oils in cooking. Often used in Asian Stir Fry dishes and added as a seasoning.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF BLACK SESAME SEEDS
COULD HELP PREVENT CANCER.
The phytosterol contents of sesame seeds (particularly black sesame seeds) is the richest of all seeds or nuts (400-413 mg/100g). Phytosterol is considered by many to be an anti-cancer compound. Sesame seeds are also endowed with other anti-cancer compounds including phytic acid, and magnesium.
Can Reduce Blood Cholesterol.
Phytosterols are naturally occurring compounds found in plant cell membranes. Because they are structurally similar to the body’s cholesterol, when they are consumed they compete with cholesterol for absorption in the digestive system. The result is cholesterol absorption is blocked, and blood cholesterol levels reduced.
CAN REDUCE BLOOD CHOLESTEROL..
Sesame Seeds help you maintain healthy liver function by possibly protecting the liver from oxidative damage. The sound antioxidants in the black sesame seeds do this, so they can be important.
The oleic acid in sesame seeds provides skin softening properties in addition to cell regenerating assistance. Also, linoleic acids in Black Sesame seeds can help redeem your skin barrier and resist the loss of moisture from your skin layers. Good levels of phytosterols should combat redness, itching and sun damaged skin cells.
BONE HEALTH & ARTHRITIS.
Black Sesame seeds provide plenty of bone-forming minerals such as magnesium, phosphorous and calcium. You can get around 88mg of calcium (greater than that of a 100ml of Milk) plus you should get a high dose of zinc from a tea-spoon of black sesame seeds. A high copper level could also assist in reducing pain & swelling caused by arthritis and help maintain healthy flexible joints.
The amino acid tryptophan is present in black sesame seeds. This assists in serotonin production which is believed to help moods and patterns. The stress-relieving minerals calcium and magnesium are also present.
EYESIGHT AND VISION.
Black sesame seeds can be a sound natural tonic for your liver health. In traditional Chinese medicine, the eyesight is closely related to liver health. They say eyes become easily tired and dry and so vision can become blurred when the liver is not well.
Black sesame seeds have higher iron content than other sesame seed varieties. So they are more important for those afflicted by anaemia.
BLOOD PRESSURE AND CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH.
Good levels of magnesium and calcium in black sesame seeds are key essential minerals that could assist in the regulation of blood pressure. Additionally, those lignans (sesamolin and sesamin) which occur in sesame seeds are thought to reduce blood cholesterol levels and possibly contain high blood pressure.
Another Health benefit of black sesame seed is believed to include the assistance for asthma victims. It is thought that the magnesium levels in sesame seeds can assist the prevention of airway spasms.
Black sesame Seeds are a good choice for your general health. Maybe you could add a teaspoon full every day to your meals.
|Nutrient||Quantity Per 100G|
|- Saturated Fats(g):||6.8|
|Ingredients:||Black Sesame Seeds|
|Country Of Origin:||Product of India|
|Allergin Statement:||May contain traces of peanuts, tree nuts, soy, sesame, gluten, dairy, fish & egg product.|
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