According to researchers, sesame seed is among the most popular seeds in the world and these seeds come in two varieties, which include white sesame seeds and black sesame seeds. These two different varieties have very good health benefits when it comes to us humans. These seeds are quite oily and they come from a specific variety of the “Sesamum indicium” plant. Also known as black-colored sesame seeds, or gingili, they have a mild nutty flavor with a little bitter flavor.
Nutritional values of Black Sesame seed
According to research (14 grams) and 2 tablespoons of black sesame seeds contain the following nutritional values;
3 grams of Proteins
9 grams of fats
1 gram of Saturated fats
4 grams of Carbs
2 grams of Fiber
Magnesium: 16% of the DV
Iron: 15% of the DV
Copper: 83% of the DV
Health benefits of black sesame seeds
To begin, black sesame seeds contain lots of iron and B Vitamins, which can avoid memory loss. Also, these seeds when added to your diet, help prevent aging conditions like blurry vision, gray hair, and wrinkles. Black sesame seeds contain enough zinc and calcium, which helps in preventing osteoporosis and give you stronger and healthier bones. This benefit is very common in children so make sure your child eats black sesame from time to time for better bones.
In continuation, black sesame seeds contain Vitamin E, which helps in nourishing the skin and gets rid of toxins that could harm the skin. Black sesame seeds also contain magnesium, which helps in reducing blood pressure and keeping your heart in good health thereby making avoiding some heart-related diseases.
Furthermore, black sesame seeds contain a nutrient called sesamin which helps to protect the body against colon cancer and fights against liver problems that come up because of free radicals in the body. Black sesame seeds contain oil and this oil serves as a lubricant to lubricate the intestines making digestion easy. These seeds also contain fiber, which helps to correct bowel movements and also relieve you from constipation as well as prevent constipation.
Lastly, due to their high content of omega-3 fatty acids, black sesame seeds help in maintaining the health of your skin and promote elasticity.
Note that, for those who have pre-existing medical conditions or low immune systems, eating sesame seeds might not be the best option for you.