Benefits and nutritional values of sesame

Benefits and nutritional values of sesame

For centuries, sesame has been a staple of human nutrition. Japan, which is famous for its healthy cuisine, consumes the largest amount of sesame in the world and the country that produces the most sesame is Burma.

Asia loves sesame and its oil! They use it almost everywhere because they know that it is an important food product that benefits the body and protects it as well as all healthy foods.


It offers:

1. Lowering or regulating cholesterol. Lignan and sesamine help in fat metabolismaturated fatty acids.

2. Reduction of blood pressure due to the high content of sesame in polyunst osteoarthritis of the knee, reduces pain if consumed daily.

3. Protection against thrombosis, sesame seeds inhibit platelet aggregation.

4. Protection agains.


5. Antioxidants that protect against cholesterol.

6. Dermatological uses mainly in protection against sunburn and wrinkles.

7. Improving digestion. High fiber content helps.

8. Enhance metabolic function. Its seeds contain high levels of plant protein that helps cells grow.

Nutritional Elements of Sesame

Energy 529kcal

Proteins 18,8gr

Total lipids 28,3gr

Saturated 4,8gr

Monounsaturated 7,5gr

Carbohydrates 34,1gr

Fiber 11,2gr

Water 6,0gr

Sodium 4mg

Potassium 884mg

Calcium 393mg

Magnesium 382mg

Iron 11,86mg

Spelter 7,7mg

Copper 2,20mg


BY Dr Angel,

Aggeliki Koskeridou

Holistic Doctor – Counseling Psychotherapist

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

MSc Health Psychology

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Mitra Analava, (2017), Study on the Benefits of Sesame Oil Over Coconut Oil in Patients of Insulin Resistance Syndrome, Notably Type 2 Diabetes and Dyslipidaemia, Journal of Human Ecology,


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