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Sesame Seed

Also Known As : Til, Teel, Gingelly, Simsim
Technical Name : Sesamum indicum

Vegetarian

Taste Profile

It has rich and nutty flavour.

Usage Tips

  1. Sesame seeds can be consumed in raw or in roasted form.
  2. It can be used in homemade bread, muffins and cookies or can be used as a dressing for salads, vegetables and noodles.

Common names and forms

  1. Gingellly Seed
  2. Organic Sesame
  3. Organic Sesame Seeds
  4. Premium Sun Dried Sesame Seeds
  5. Raw Sesame Seeds
  6. Roasted sesame seeds
  7. Roasted White Sesame
  8. Seasame
  9. Sesame
  10. Sesame (Til)
  11. Sesame (White)
  12. Sun Dried Matured Sesame Seeds
  13. Toasted Sesame Seeds
  14. White Till

Description

Sesame seed is tiny, flat oval seeds that varies in color such as white, brown and black seeds obtained from a flowering plant in the genus Sesamum. It is an old oilseed crop grown for its seeds and oil.

Health benefits

  • Sesame seeds have good amount of fibre which helps to prevent gastrointestinal issues and cancer.(1)
  • It helps to increase metabolic activity and promotes cellular growth.(1)
  • It help to reduce bad cholesterol levels and keeps the heart healthy.(1)
  • It strengthens bones and joints as well.(1)
  • It also prevents the signs of premature ageing and keeps the skin young and fresh.(1)

Selection Guide

It is best to purchase them in small quantity and use them quickly. It has high oil content so seeds will become rancid quickly. Make sure there is no moisture in the seeds.

Note

Overconsumption of sesame seeds can cause bowel and colon irritation.(2)

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