Thursday, February 19, 2009

Sesame Seeds

Here is the picture of Sesame Seeds. Come winter,and we all eat chikkis made from Sesame Seeds. Eat sesame seeds daily. Chew well. This also strengthens teeth.
The seeds are rich in manganese, copper, and calcium (90 mg per tablespoon for unhulled seeds, 10 mg for hulled), and contain vitamin B1 (thiamine) and vitamin E (tocopherol).They contain lignans, including unique content of sesamin, which are phytoestrogens with antioxidant and anti-cancer properties. Among edible oils from six plants, sesame oil had the highest antioxidant content. Sesame seeds also contain phytosterols associated with reduced levels of blood cholesterol, but do not contain caffeine.

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