Sesame seeds make you healthier and prettier

Have you ever thought of the nutritious value of sesame seeds? They are rich in calcium (exactly what we need to build up strong bones!). Women start losing calcium in their body at age of 25 (according to my physiotherapist), and that's one of the causes for osteoporosis. So it's important to absorb as much as you can for the losing process. Hi-calcium milk is always my favourite! And I have just discovered Sesame seeds are also a good choice!

Here is a description I found on Wiki:

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. The nutrients of sesame seeds are better absorbed if they are ground or pulverized before consumption.Women of ancient Babylon would eat halva, a mixture of honey and sesame seeds to prolong youth and beauty, while Roman soldiers ate the mixture for strength and energy.

While sesame seeds are generally considered nutritious, they produce one of the uncommon food allergies, 5-13 per 100,000.

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