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Saturday, 4 August 2012

Sesame Seeds (Seasme Seeds)


What is Sesame Seeds?

Sesame seed is considered to be the oldest oilseed crop known to man, domesticated well over 5000 years ago. Sesame is very drought-tolerant. It has been called a survivor crop, with an ability to grow where most crops fail.
Sesame has one of the highest oil contents of any seed. With a rich nutty flavor, it is a common ingredient in cuisines across the world.
Sesame, like other nuts and foods, can trigger allergy reactions in some people.


Health Benefits
  • Delicious, crunchy sesame seeds are widely considered healthful foods. They are high in energy but contain many health benefiting nutrients, minerals, antioxidants and vitamins that are essential for wellness.
  • The seeds are especially rich in mono-unsaturated fatty acid oleic acid, which comprise up to 50% fatty acids in them. Oleic acid helps to lower LDL or "bad cholesterol" and increase HDL or "good cholesterol" in the blood. Research studies suggest that Mediterranean diet which is rich in mono-unsaturated fats help to prevent coronary artery disease and stroke by favoring healthy lipid profile.
  • The seeds are also very good source of dietary proteins with fine quality amino acids that are essential for growth, especially in children. Just 100 g of seeds provide about 18 g of protein (32% of daily-recommended values).
  • In addition, sesame seeds contain many health benefiting compounds such as sesamol (3, 4-methylene-dioxyphenol), sesaminol, furyl-methanthiol, guajacol (2-methoxyphenol), phenylethanthiol and furaneol, vinylguacol and decadienal. Sesamol and sesaminol are phenolic anti-oxidants. Together, these compounds help stave off harmful free radicals from the body.
  • Sesame is amongst the seeds rich in quality vitamins and minerals. They are very good sources of B-complex vitamins such as niacin, folic acid, thiamin (vitamin B1), pyridoxine (vitamin B6), and riboflavin.
  • 100 g of sesame contains 97 mcg of folic acid, about 25% of recommended daily intake. Folic acid is essential for DNA synthesis. When given in expectant mothers during peri-conception period, it may prevent neural tube defects in the baby.
  • Niacin is another B-complex vitamin found abundantly in sesame. About 4.5 mg or 28% of daily-required levels of niacin is provided by just 100 g of seeds. Niacin help reduce LDL-cholesterol levels in the blood. In addition, it enhances GABA activity inside the brain, which in turn helps reduce anxiety and neurosis.
  • The seeds are incredibly rich sources of many essential minerals. Calcium, iron, manganese, zinc, magnesium, selenium, and copper are especially concentrated in sesame seeds. Many of these minerals have vital role in bone mineralization, red blood cell production, enzyme synthesis, hormone production, as well as regulation of cardiac and skeletal muscle activities
Just a hand full of sesame a day provides enough recommended levels of phenolic anti-oxidants, minerals, vitamins and protein.
Pls be aware of side effects before you start taking large amount.
    Medical disclaimer:
     
    The information and reference guides in this website are intended solely for the general information for the reader. It is not to be used to diagnose health problems or for treatment purposes. It is not a substitute for medical care provided by a licensed and qualified health professional. Please consult your health care provider for any advice on medications.


    Names In Other Languages for Sesame Seeds(Arabic, Assamese, Bengali,Chinese, French, German, Gujarati,Hindi, Kannada, Malay, Malayalam, Oriya, Sinhala, Spanish, Tamil, Telugu, Turkish, Urdu)::

    Nutritional value

    NUTRITION INFORMATION
    Amounts per 1 cup (144g)

    Calorie Information
    Amounts Per Selected Serving
    %DV
    Calories
    825
    (3454 kJ)
    41%
      From Carbohydrate
    138
    (578 kJ)
      From Fat
    599
    (2508 kJ)
      From Protein
    88.6
    (371 kJ)
      From Alcohol
    0.0
    (0.0 kJ)

    Carbohydrates
    Amounts Per Selected Serving
    %DV
    Total Carbohydrate
    33.8
    g
    11%
    Dietary Fiber
    17.0
    g
    68%
    Starch
    ~
    Sugars
    0.4
    g

    Fats & Fatty Acids
    Amounts Per Selected Serving
    %DV
    Total Fat
    71.5
    g
    110%
    Saturated Fat
    10.0
    g
    50%
    Monounsaturated Fat
    27.0
    g
    Polyunsaturated Fat
    31.4
    g
    Total trans fatty acids
    ~
    Total trans-monoenoic fatty acids
    ~
    Total trans-polyenoic fatty acids
    ~
    Total Omega-3 fatty acids
    541
    mg
    Total Omega-6 fatty acids
    30776
    mg
    Protein & Amino Acids
    Amounts Per Selected Serving
    %DV
    Protein
    25.5
    g
    51%

    Vitamins
    Amounts Per Selected Serving
    %DV
    Vitamin A
    13.0
    IU
    0%
    Vitamin C
    0.0
    mg
    0%
    Vitamin D
    ~
    ~
    Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol)
    0.4
    mg
    2%
    Vitamin K
    0.0
    mcg
    0%
    Thiamin
    1.1
    mg
    76%
    Riboflavin
    0.4
    mg
    21%
    Niacin
    6.5
    mg
    33%
    Vitamin B6
    1.1
    mg
    57%
    Folate
    140
    mcg
    35%
    Vitamin B12
    0.0
    mcg
    0%
    Pantothenic Acid
    0.1
    mg
    1%
    Choline
    36.9
    mg
    Betaine
    ~

    Minerals
    Amounts Per Selected Serving
    %DV
    Calcium
    1404
    mg
    140%
    Iron
    20.9
    mg
    116%
    Magnesium
    505
    mg
    126%
    Phosphorus
    906
    mg
    91%
    Potassium
    674
    mg
    19%
    Sodium
    15.8
    mg
    1%
    Zinc
    11.2
    mg
    74%
    Copper
    5.9
    mg
    294%
    Manganese
    3.5
    mg
    177%
    Selenium
    8.2
    mcg
    12%
    Fluoride
    ~

    Sterols
    Amounts Per Selected Serving
    %DV
    Cholesterol
    0.0
    mg
    0%
    Phytosterols
    1028
    mg

    Other
    Amounts Per Selected Serving
    %DV
    Alcohol
    0.0
    g
    Water
    6.8
    g
    Ash
    6.4
    g
    Caffeine
    0.0
    mg
    Theobromine
    0.0
    mg


    Footnotes for Seeds, sesame seeds, whole, dried
    Source: Nutrient data for this listing was provided by USDA SR-21. Each "~" indicates a missing or incomplete value.

    Percent Daily Values (%DV) are for adults or children aged 4 or older, and are based on a 2,000 calorie reference diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower based on your individual needs.

    Nutrition Data's Opinion, Completeness Score™, Fullness Factor™, Rating, Estimated Glycemic Load (eGL), and Better Choices Substitutions™ are editorial opinions of NutritionData.com, given without warranty, and are not intended to replace the advice of a nutritionist or health-care professional. Nutrition Data's opinions and ratings are based on weighted averages of the nutrient densities of those nutrients for which the FDA has established Daily Values, and do not consider other nutrients that may be important to your health or take into account your individual needs. Consequently, Nutrition Data's higher-rated foods may not necessarily be healthier for you than lower-rated ones. All foods, regardless of their rating, have the potential to play an important role in your diet.

    The Amino Acid Score has not been corrected for digestibility, which could reduce its value.

    IF Rating™ is a trademark of Monica Reinagel. Data for the IF Rating was provided by inflammationfactor.com.


    Read More http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/nut-and-seed-products/3070/2#ixzz20zZ9C6MD

    Sesame Substitute



    For 1 tablespoon sesame seeds substitute 1 tablespoon black poppy seeds OR pumpkin seeds OR finely chopped nuts such as almonds, peanuts or cashew nuts

    Where it can be used

    Cooking, Oil for the Body, Scalp Massage

    How to Store

    Sesame contain more of unsaturated fats hence should be stored in airtight containers to avoid them turn rancid. At home, place them in cool dark place. Properly stored dry seeds generally stay fresh for several months. Store hulled "white" seeds always in the refrigerator.


    Recipe Using  Sesame (Here I list only main dishes.. but Sesame Seeds can be used in lot of dishes for decoration or just to add little flavour)






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