What are the benefits of SESAME seeds? All the information you need to know in 5 minutes

You will find in this Youtube video and in this health and wellness blog post :

- The main vitamins of sesame seeds

- The main trace elements and minerals in sesame seeds

- The active principles of sesame seeds

- The benefits of sesame seeds

- The benefits of sesame seed oil

- The consumption of sesame seed oil

- Recommendations on the consumption of sesame seed oil

- The tahini or tahini and its benefits

Sesame seeds are often used for their aesthetic side, but they also have many virtues for health.

Sesame seeds are rich in vitamins of the A, B and E groups as well as in trace elements and minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc and copper.

They are rich in proteins (20%), lipids (50%) including essential fatty acids (lipids that cannot be produced within our body, such as omega-3, omega-6, ...) and dietary fiber.

These seeds are mainly cultivated in Asia.

The consumption of sesame seeds allows to protect our cells, our nervous system, but also to limit the risk of appearance of cardiovascular diseases, certain cancers and type 2 diabetes.

Sesame seeds are rich in antioxidants such as sesamol and lignans such as sesamin, sesamonil and sesaminol.

Lignans belong to the group of phytooestrogens, (plant molecules whose structure is close to estrogens, which are female sex hormones).

Antioxidants help fight against the phenomenon of cellular oxidation.

Sesame seeds have a high content of phytosterols. These are fatty acids of vegetable origin beneficial for health, they limit the increase of the cholesterol level.

Thanks to the fibers they contain, sesame seeds help fight constipation and facilitate intestinal transit. These fibers also limit the absorption of carbohydrates and lipids such as cholesterol.
Sesame seeds are beneficial to limit fatigue, they also promote good blood circulation within the arteries.

However, one must be very careful, as sesame seeds are among the foods that can cause allergies.

In order to benefit from all their advantages, sesame seeds must be kept in a cool place, away from humidity and light.

Let's move on to the benefits of sesame seed oil.

Sesame seed oil has the same virtues as the seed, it can be consumed in cooking or in seasoning.

It is caloric (88kcal for 100g of oil).

Sesame seed oil can be applied to the skin in the form of massage, to moisturize, nourish and regenerate skin cells. It is present in many cosmetic creams.

Sesame seeds are also consumed in the form of a paste called tahini or tahini. This paste has the same benefits as sesame seeds, but in smaller quantities.

The tahini is often used in the Lebanese cuisine (sandwich, ...), it is also very caloric (595kcal for 100g).

Dr. Noura Marashi (doctor of pharmacy, health youtuber, creator of the health and well-being application Pharmaquiz)

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