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Sesame Seeds

Sesame seeds are one of the best tasting nutrient dense seeds!

Sesame seeds have a strong nutty flavor and add a great crunch to any dish. An easy way to enjoy these teeny-tiny seeds is tahini! Tahini is essentially what peanut butter is to peanuts – ground sesame seeds in a thick and creamy paste.

Sesame seeds have been used in Asian and Middle Eastern cuisines for years. They’re perfect to add to dishes where a little extra nuttiness or crunch is needed without having to use a large volume.

Health Benefits of Sesame Seeds: 

Sesame seeds are loaded with minerals that are incredibly important for our bodies. Sesame seeds in particular are great sources of magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc, molybdenum, and selenium! Copper has been shown to help relieve inflammatory diseases such as arthritis. Other minerals found in sesame seeds such as magnesium, calcium, and zinc have been shown to help with colon cancer, prevent migraines, reduce PMS symptoms, reduce bone loss, support general bone health, support respiratory health, support heart health and reduce cholesterol levels!

Nutrient Breakdown of Sesame Seeds:

*Per 1 cup, shelled

How To Use:

Use in tahini (aka pureed sesame seeds) or in smoothies, oatmeal, porridge, granola, muesli, salads, baked goods, salad dressings or sauces. Toasted sesame seeds are great on top of almost anything!

Recipes:

Sesame Seed Shortbread Cookies

Black Sesame Coconut Ice Cream

Baked Pea Falafel With Sesame Rice Balls

NS Recommends:

If purchasing seeds in bulk, store half in the freezer to keep from going rancid and keep the rest in the pantry for quick use in an airtight container.

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