Sesame seeds are small, crunchy, and nutty in flavor. They are made from a sesame plant, which is believed to have been domesticated more than 3,000 years ago.
Sesame seeds are utilized in cooking all around the world due to their long history of flavor and nutritional benefits. They are loaded with vitamins, minerals, natural oils, and organic compounds.
Sesame seeds have been helpful in:
- Preventing cancer
- Increasing bone health
- Improving digestion
- Lowering blood pressure and cholesterol
- Burning fat
- Protecting DNA from radiation
- Preventing premature aging
Sesame seeds are commonly used as an ingredient in salads, or as a topping on bread, sushi, crackers, soup, and meat or fish.
Featured Meal: Tuna Poke Grain Bowl
Try this featured grain bowl made with poke ahi tuna, kale, cabbage, quinoa, cucumber, carrots, scallions, avocado, almonds, sesame seeds, and edamame, with a miso sesame ginger dressing.